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Esophageal Stricture Following Radiotherapy for Head & Neck Carcinoma

Purpose:

To identify a patient with an esophageal stricture caused by radiation therapy for head and neck carcinoma.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

adverse effects

ICD-10:

T66

Description:

A stricture in proximal esophagus may develop following radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. Early diagnosis can help reduce emotional distress and physical debility. The authors are from Karolinska Hospital and Stockholm University in Sweden.

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