The clinical value of dysphagia preassessment in the management of head and neck cancer patients

Conclusion: A swallowing evaluation is multidimensional and tests include both the clinical and the patient perspective. A pretreatment dysphagia assessment is important for identifying swallowing difficulties and highlighting patients who are likely to develop chronic dysfunction. Predictive indicators can be used to tailor patient information for the likely functional impact of treatment.

from Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

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