Objective: To evaluate acute mucosal reactions in head and neck cancer patients treated by conventional and accelerated irradiation, with particular consideration of morphological and functional parameters, appearance and duration.
Patients: Sixty-six patients with head and neck cancer (oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx). Patients were irradiated by conventional (CF) and accelerated fractionation (AF); the distribution between groups was equal.
Wygoda A, Skladowski K, Sasiadek W, Sygula M, Pilecki B, Hutnik M, Rutkowski T. S036 The Pattern of Acute Mucosal Reactions in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Treated by Conventional and Accelerated Irradiation. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):846. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.846-b