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Pre- and postirradiation care of the mouth in head and neck cancer patients

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Abstract

Radiotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of head and neck cancer. The effects of radiotherapy on the oral hard and soft tissues may range from a mild mucositis to severe caries and osteoradionecrosis. It is the responsibility of the dentist to treat and prevent the severe sequelae which may arise. This paper outlines the effects of radiotherapy on the oral structures and discusses the dental treatment of the patient during radiotherapy. Emphasis is placed on the prevention of complications. The head and neck cancer patient must be thoroughly examined by the dentist and treatment planning may then be divided into pre-irradiaton treatment, treatment during irradiation and post-irradiation treatment. The dentist thus forms an essential member of the team treating patients with head and neck cancer.
Authors:
Cohen, M A; Lownie, J F [1] 
  1. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa). Dept. of Surgery
Publication Date:
Aug 01, 1982
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-13-711115; EDB-83-036585
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Dent. Assoc. S. Afr.; (South Africa); Journal Volume: 37:8
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; HEAD; NEOPLASMS; NECK; POST-IRRADIATION THERAPY; RADIOTHERAPY; CARIES; DENTISTRY; IRRADIATION; ORAL CAVITY; OSTEORADIONECROSIS; PATIENTS; SIDE EFFECTS; TEETH; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; BODY; BODY AREAS; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; DISEASES; INJURIES; LOCAL RADIATION EFFECTS; MEDICINE; NECROSIS; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIATION INJURIES; RADIOLOGY; SKELETAL DISEASES; THERAPY; 550603* - Medicine- External Radiation in Therapy- (1980-)
OSTI ID:
6579486
Country of Origin:
South Africa
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: DASJA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 601-605
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Citation Formats

Cohen, M A, and Lownie, J F. Pre- and postirradiation care of the mouth in head and neck cancer patients. South Africa: N. p., 1982. Web.
Cohen, M A, & Lownie, J F. Pre- and postirradiation care of the mouth in head and neck cancer patients. South Africa.
Cohen, M A, and Lownie, J F. 1982. "Pre- and postirradiation care of the mouth in head and neck cancer patients." South Africa.
@misc{etde_6579486,
title = {Pre- and postirradiation care of the mouth in head and neck cancer patients}
author = {Cohen, M A, and Lownie, J F}
abstractNote = {Radiotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of head and neck cancer. The effects of radiotherapy on the oral hard and soft tissues may range from a mild mucositis to severe caries and osteoradionecrosis. It is the responsibility of the dentist to treat and prevent the severe sequelae which may arise. This paper outlines the effects of radiotherapy on the oral structures and discusses the dental treatment of the patient during radiotherapy. Emphasis is placed on the prevention of complications. The head and neck cancer patient must be thoroughly examined by the dentist and treatment planning may then be divided into pre-irradiaton treatment, treatment during irradiation and post-irradiation treatment. The dentist thus forms an essential member of the team treating patients with head and neck cancer.}
journal = {J. Dent. Assoc. S. Afr.; (South Africa)}
volume = {37:8}
journal type = {AC}
place = {South Africa}
year = {1982}
month = {Aug}
}