Potential risk factors for jaw osteoradionecrosis after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer

  title={Potential risk factors for jaw osteoradionecrosis after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer},
  author={Thomas Kuhnt and Andreas Stang and Andreas Wienke and Dirk Vordermark and Ramona Schweyen and Jeremias Hey},
  booktitle={Radiation oncology},
INTRODUCTION To identify potential risk factors for the development of jaw osteoradionecrosis (ORN) after 3D-conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) among patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study included 776 patients who underwent 3D-CRT or IMRT for head and neck cancer at the Department of Radiotherapy at the University Hospital Halle-Wittenberg between 2003 and 2013. Sex, dental status prior to radiotherapy… CONTINUE READING
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