Physical therapy challenges in head and neck cancer
from Cancer Treatment and Research
Treatment sequelae such as trismus, shoulder dysfunction syndrome resulting from spinal accessory nerve palsy and radiotherapy-induced neck fibrosis are often overlooked when in the management of head and neck cancer patients. This chapter examines these underappreciated issues and their corresponding physical therapy intervention based on current evidence. Head and neck cancer survivors must contend with these disabilities for years after treatment has been concluded.
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