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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P212 Impact of Preoperative Radiation Therapy on Wound Complications Following Total Laryngectomy: The Dartmouth Experience

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):907. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.907-a

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH;

Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH

Objective: To determine the impact of preoperative radiotherapy on the incidence and severity of wound complications following total laryngectomy.

Design: Retrospective cohort.

Setting: Tertiary academic center.

Patients: Consecutive sample of patients undergoing radiotherapy prior to total laryngectomy for squamous cell carcinoma from 1990 to 2005 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

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