Transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal cancer: long-term quality of life and functional outcomes.

@article{Dziegielewski2013TransoralRS,
  title={Transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal cancer: long-term quality of life and functional outcomes.},
  author={Peter T Dziegielewski and Theodoros Teknos and Kasim Durmuş and Matthew O. Old and Amit Agrawal and Kiran Kakarala and Anna M Marcinow and Enver Ozer},
  journal={JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={139 11},
  pages={1099-108}
}
IMPORTANCE Because treatment for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), especially in patients of older age, is associated with decreased patient quality of life (QOL) after surgery, demonstration of a less QOL-impairing treatment technique would improve patient satisfaction substantially. OBJECTIVE To determine swallowing, speech, and QOL outcomes following transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for OPSCC. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS, AND SETTING This prospective cohort study of 81 patients… CONTINUE READING
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