Parotid gland function during and following radiotherapy of malignancies in the head and neck. A consecutive study of salivary flow and patient discomfort.

@article{Franzn1992ParotidGF,
  title={Parotid gland function during and following radiotherapy of malignancies in the head and neck. A consecutive study of salivary flow and patient discomfort.},
  author={Lars Franz{\'e}n and Ulrika Funeg{\aa}rd and Thorild Ericson and Roger Henriksson},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={1992},
  volume={28 2-3},
  pages={457-62}
}
Radiotherapy of tumours in the head and neck region usually involves the salivary glands in the treatment volume with ensuing dryness and discomfort. In the present study, a prospective evaluation of the same patients were performed before, during radiotherapy and 6, 12 and 18 months after the end of treatment. Three different groups were outlined, one receiving doses not exceeding 45 Gy, another 47-52 Gy and a third group treated with doses over 64 Gy. All but one of the patients receiving… CONTINUE READING

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