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Title: Radiation-related superficial oral mucoceles: An under-recognized acute toxicity in head and neck cancer patients
Authors: PRADO-RIBEIRO, Ana-CarolinaSANTOS-SILVA, Alan-RogerFARIA, Karina-MoraisSILVA, Wagner-GomesSIMONATO, Luciana-EstevamMOUTINHO, KarinaBRANDAO, Thais-Bianca
Citation: MEDICINA ORAL PATOLOGIA ORAL Y CIRUGIA BUCAL, v.23, n.5, p.E518-E523, 2018
Abstract: Background: Acute toxicity is usually defined as adverse changes occurring immediately or a short time after the start of oncological treatment. Material an Methods: Cross-sectional retrospective study performed with head and neck cancer patients who underwent radiotherapy from 2013 to 2016. Results: Ten (1.2%) patients developed SOMs during radiotherapy, most (80%) of which were men with a mean age of 59.5 years at diagnosis. SOMs mainly affected the floor of the mouth (60%) between the fourth and the sixth weeks of radiation therapy. All lesions were asymptomatic and spontaneously ruptured approximately 9 days after diagnosis. Conclusions: Although rare, SOMs may be regarded as an acute oral toxicity of head and neck radiotherapy.
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