Trismus as a presenting symptom in nasopharyngeal carcinoma


Ozyar E. , Cengiz M., Gurkaynak M., Atahan I.

RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY, vol.77, no.1, pp.73-76, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.radonc.2005.07.006
  • Title of Journal : RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-76

Abstract

Trismus is a more common symptom in NPC patients with young age and an indicator of advanced primary tumour. Overall response rate after treatment was 88%. Trismus recovered in majority of patients at the end of treatment and patients with complete recovery of trismus may have a better survival. (C) 2005 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.