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Trismus in Head and Neck Cancer: Causes and Management

  • Adharsh Anand
  • Anil Mathew
  • Deepak Balasubramanian
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Abstract

Reduced mobility of the mandible known as trismus is a phenomenon frequently seen in head and neck (H&N) cancer patients and patients with temporomandibular disorders [1–3]. Although numerous advancements have occurred in head and neck oncology practice during the past few decades, survival has not improved significantly. Currently, there is a need for clinical trials that focus not only on survival but also on the patient’s experience and health-related quality of life.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adharsh Anand
    • 1
  • Anil Mathew
    • 2
  • Deepak Balasubramanian
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Head and Neck Surgery and OncologyAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamKochiIndia
  2. 2.Department of ProsthodonticsAmrita School of Dentistry, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamKochiIndia

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