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In This Issue of JAMA Otolaryngology
November 2013


JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1095. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.2609

Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is the latest in the “less is more” approach to head and neck cancer, so an evaluation of functionality and quality of life is timely. Dziegielewski et al prospectively studied 81 untreated patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. At 1 year postoperatively, scores for aesthetic, social, and overall quality of life were high. Radiotherapy negatively affected multiple factors, and patients younger than 55 years had lower speech and aesthetic scores. Lydiatt and Haughey discuss the implications.

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