Tumor size and pretreatment speech and swallowing in patients with resectable tumors.

@article{Colangelo2000TumorSA,
  title={Tumor size and pretreatment speech and swallowing in patients with resectable tumors.},
  author={Laura A. Colangelo and Jeri A. Logemann and Alfred W. Rademaker},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={122 5},
  pages={653-61}
}
The pretreatment relationship of tumor burden to speech and swallowing function in 230 patients with oral or oropharyngeal cancer before surgery was assessed. Reduced articulation, reduced conversational understandability, or self-reported dysphagia were present in at least 34% of patients before treatment. Videofluoroscopy showed at least 9% of patients had reduced swallowing efficiency on liquid, paste, or cookie boluses. By use of regression techniques, the percentages of the oral tongue and… CONTINUE READING

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