THE OTOLOGIC STATUS OF PATIENTS WITH NASOPHARYNGEAL CARCINOMA AFTER MEGAVOLTAGE RADIOTHERAPY
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AbstractA middle ear effusion is a common complication of nasopharyngeal carcinoma both before and after radiotherapy. An effusion was found in 38 per cent of patients before radiotherapy and 9 per cent developed an effusion after the start of radiotherapy. Surgical treatment by myringotomy with or without grommet insertion was associated with a high incidence of otorrhoea (26 per cent) which was often refractory to treatment. In view of the frequency of this complication and the fact that a middle ear effusion may not be of concern to an adult patient with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a 'wait and see' policy may be appropriate in the management of a middle ear effusion in these patients.
All Author(s) ListTANG NLS, CHOY ATK, JOHN DG, VANHASSELT CA
Journal nameJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Year1992
Month12
Day1
Volume Number106
Issue Number12
PublisherHEADLEY BROTHERS LTD
Pages1055 - 1058
ISSN0022-2151
eISSN1748-5460
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsCOMPLICATIONS, OTOLOGIC; NASOPHARYNGEAL NEOPLASMS; OTITIS MEDIA WITH EFFUSION; RADIOTHERAPY
Web of Science Subject CategoriesOtorhinolaryngology; OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY

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