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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

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

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.

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