University of Alberta, Edmonton;
Craniofacial Osseointegration Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation Unit (COMPRU), Edmonton
Objective: To examine the association between swallowing outcomes and biomechanical properties of the tongue base (TB) and posterior pharyngeal wall in the reconstructed oropharynx after primary resection of oropharyngeal cancer.
Design: Prospective cohort study as having minimum of 1-year follow-up.
O’Connell DA, Rieger J, Dziegielewski P, Zalmanowitz J, Sytsanko A, Li S, Hart RD, Harris JR, Seikaly H. P062 Postoperative Swallowing Function in the Surgical Treatment of Tongue Base Cancers: Prospective Functional Outcomes. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):878. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.878-a