Managing complications of radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients

Part VI. Management of opportunistic infections

Wei Cheong Ngeow, Wen Lin Chai, Roszalina Ramli, Roslan Abdul Rahman

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Abstract

Head and neck cancer is becoming a more recognizable pathology to the general population and dentists. The modes of treatment include surgery and/or radiation therapy. Where possible, pretreatment dental assessment shall be provided for these patients before they undergo radiation therapy. There are occasions, however, whereby head and neck cancer patients are not prepared optimally for radiation therapy. Because of this, they succumb to complicated oral adverse effects after radiation therapy. The last part of this series reviews the opportunistic infections that can occur to the perioral structure. Their management is briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-21
Number of pages3
JournalSingapore Dental Journal
Volume28
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

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Keywords

  • Angular cheilitis
  • Candidiasis
  • Infection
  • Radiation therapy
  • Virus

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  • Dentistry(all)

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Managing complications of radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients : Part VI. Management of opportunistic infections. / Ngeow, Wei Cheong; Chai, Wen Lin; Ramli, Roszalina; Rahman, Roslan Abdul.

In: Singapore Dental Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1, 12.2006, p. 19-21.

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