Upfront submandibular salivary gland transfer in pharyngeal cancers.

Abstract

Head and neck irradiation results in salivary dysfunction and subsequent xerostomia. Twenty two patients with squamous cancer of oropharynx or hypopharynx underwent contralateral submandibular salivary gland transfer (SMSGT) to submental triangle to shield it from subsequent radiotherapy. Resting salivary outputs of transferred and untransferred gland… (More)

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@article{Pathak2004UpfrontSS, title={Upfront submandibular salivary gland transfer in pharyngeal cancers.}, author={Kumar Alok Pathak and Ravikumar Bhalavat and R. Mistry and Mukund Deshpande and Vivek Bhalla and Soaham Desai and Basant L. Malpani}, journal={Oral oncology}, year={2004}, volume={40 9}, pages={960-3} }