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Management of Dysphagia Following Radiotherapy

  • Shashikant Vishnubhai Limbachiya
  • R. Anoop
  • Krishnakumar Thankappan
Chapter

Abstract

Severe persistent dysphagia is now recognized as a common complication among the patients who underwent radiotherapy (RT) or chemoradiotherapy (CRT) both in immediate and long-term posttreatment period [1]. Table 28.1 shows the potential complications of RT that can contribute to dysphagia. This chapter will give an overview of the management of dysphagia related to RT or CRT in the management of head and neck cancers.

Supplementary material

Video 28.1

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shashikant Vishnubhai Limbachiya
    • 1
  • R. Anoop
    • 2
  • Krishnakumar Thankappan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Head and Neck Surgery and OncologyAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamKochiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamKochiIndia

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