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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2016, XLI/241: 047-049 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2016, XLI/241: 047-049

Title: The side-effects of head and neck tumors radiotherapy 

Authors: Skiba-Tatarska M, Kusa-Podkańska M, Surtel A, Wysokińska- Miszczuk J. 

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Skiba-Tatarska M, Kusa-Podkańska M, Surtel A, Wysokińska- Miszczuk J.

Chair and Department of Periodontology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland

Radiotherapy of head and neck tumours causes numerous complications in the oral cavity. The most frequent side effects are: mucositis, osteoradionecrosis, hypogeusia or dysgeusia, xerostomia, dental caries, dentinal hypersensitivity. It is recomended to prevent, reduce or relieve these complications in the oral cavity.

Key words: radiotherapy, xerostomia, mucositis, osteoradionecrosis, angular cheilitis, oral candidiasis

Pol Med J, 2016; XLI (241); 47–49