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Risk Factors for Mandibular Osteoradionecrosis

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with a cancer of the head and neck is at risk for mandibular osteoradionecrosis (ORN) if irradiated.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Otolaryngology

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T66

Description:

Osteonecrosis of the mandible after radiation therapy for cancer of the head and neck may occur more frequently if certain risk factors are present.

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