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Clinical Swallow Evaluation in Head and Neck Cancer

  • Brenda Capobres Villegas
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Abstract

Evaluating the swallowing function of the patient with head and neck cancer (HNC) is an important part of the management process and should be completed on all patients. The ability to swallow is an integral part of our existence and impacts the quality of life as well as nutrition and hydration. Proper nutrition is critical for wound healing and to provide the body with energy as the patient goes through the treatment process.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Keck Medical CenterUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.USC Voice CenterUSC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryLos AngelesUSA

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