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Severe Long-Term Dysphagia Following Radiation Therapy for Head & Neck Cancer

Purpose:

To identify clinical findings indicative of severe long-term dysphagia following radiation therapy for a head and neck cancer.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, response to therapy, interventional radiology

ICD-10:

R13, Y84.2

Description:

Caudell et al used certain clinical findings as surrogate indicators for severe long-term dysphagia in a patient receiving radiation therapy for a head and neck cancer. The authors are from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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