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Disfigurement and Dysfunction Scales After Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Purpose:

To determine the degree of disfigurement and dysfunction following head and neck cancer surgery using the scales of Dropkin et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Hematology Oncology

Objective:

complication detection, surgery

ICD-10:

C00-C14, C69-C72, C76.0

Description:

Cancer surgery for head and neck tumors can result in permanent disfigurement and dysfunction. Severity scales for disfigurement and dysfunction were developed by Dropkin et al at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

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