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Article: Quality of life of patients after salvage nasopharyngectomy for recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma

TitleQuality of life of patients after salvage nasopharyngectomy for recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Authors
Keywordsmaxillary swing
nasopharyngeal carcinoma
nasopharyngectomy
quality of life
recurrent
Issue Date2012
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/28741
Citation
Cancer, 2012, v. 118 n. 15, p. 3710-3718 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine the quality of life (QOL) of patients who underwent salvage nasopharyngectomy for residual or recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma and to justify the value of the procedure. METHODS: A self-reported, health-related QOL questionnaire was used to assess the QOL of patients after salvage nasopharyngectomy. The effects of potential complications after surgery also were evaluated. RESULTS: Between 2003 and 2011, 185 patients underwent salvage nasopharyngectomy using the maxillary swing approach. Curative resection was achieved in 80% of patients. There were no significant changes in mean global health system scores after surgery, except after palliative resection requiring postoperative adjuvant chemoradiation. Social functioning scores were the lowest of the 5 functioning scales in all patient groups. Palatal fistula significantly affected social eating and weight loss, and osteoradionecrosis caused more pain and nasal discharge, severely affecting the social life of patients. CONCLUSIONS: The QOL of patients after maxillary swing salvage nasopharyngectomy was good. The current results indicated that attention must be paid to the factors that adversely affect QOL after surgery, such as palliative resection, and complications like trismus, palatal fistula and osteoradionecrosis. Copyright © 2011 American Cancer Society.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144588
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2015 Impact Factor: 5.649
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.188
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dc.contributor.authorChan, YWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, VLYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWei, WIen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T06:15:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T06:15:04Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCancer, 2012, v. 118 n. 15, p. 3710-3718en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0008-543Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144588-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine the quality of life (QOL) of patients who underwent salvage nasopharyngectomy for residual or recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma and to justify the value of the procedure. METHODS: A self-reported, health-related QOL questionnaire was used to assess the QOL of patients after salvage nasopharyngectomy. The effects of potential complications after surgery also were evaluated. RESULTS: Between 2003 and 2011, 185 patients underwent salvage nasopharyngectomy using the maxillary swing approach. Curative resection was achieved in 80% of patients. There were no significant changes in mean global health system scores after surgery, except after palliative resection requiring postoperative adjuvant chemoradiation. Social functioning scores were the lowest of the 5 functioning scales in all patient groups. Palatal fistula significantly affected social eating and weight loss, and osteoradionecrosis caused more pain and nasal discharge, severely affecting the social life of patients. CONCLUSIONS: The QOL of patients after maxillary swing salvage nasopharyngectomy was good. The current results indicated that attention must be paid to the factors that adversely affect QOL after surgery, such as palliative resection, and complications like trismus, palatal fistula and osteoradionecrosis. Copyright © 2011 American Cancer Society.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/28741en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCanceren_HK
dc.rightsCancer. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectmaxillary swingen_HK
dc.subjectnasopharyngeal carcinomaen_HK
dc.subjectnasopharyngectomyen_HK
dc.subjectquality of lifeen_HK
dc.subjectrecurrenten_HK
dc.titleQuality of life of patients after salvage nasopharyngectomy for recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinomaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, YW: jywchan1@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWei, WI: hrmswwi@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/cncr.26719en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid22180127-
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dc.identifier.volume118en_HK
dc.identifier.issue15en_HK
dc.identifier.spage3710en_HK
dc.identifier.epage3718en_HK
dc.identifier.eissn1097-0142-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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