Safety and effectiveness of prophylactic gastrostomy tubes for head and neck cancer patients undergoing chemoradiation.

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BACKGROUND We would like to assess the safety and effectiveness of prophylactic percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube feedings during concurrent chemoradiation for head and neck cancer. METHODS Patients who underwent chemotherapy and radiation for head and neck malignancies were evaluated for their ability to resume oral feeding following… (More)

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