Gli effetti della riabilitazione vocale dopo chemioradioterapia per i tumori testa e collo non laringei

Translated title of the contribution: Effect of vocal rehabilitation after chemoradiation for non-laryngeal head and neck cancers

Athulya Sreenivas, Suja Sreedharan, Manisha Narayan, Radish Kumar Balasubramanium, PU Prakash Saxena, Sourjya Banerjee, Deviprasad Dosamane, Vijendra Shenoy, M. Panduranga Kamath

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Abstract

SUMMARY Objective. This study evaluated the effect of voice intervention in patients who received chemoradiation to the neck for non-laryngeal head and neck malignancies. Methods. Twenty individuals with non-laryngeal malignancies of the head and neck who received chemoradiation were divided by block randomisation into an intervention group that received voice rehabilitation and a control group without rehabilitation. All patients underwent acoustic analysis, perceptual and subjective analysis of voice before the commencement of chemoradiotherapy and at 1, 3 and 6 months after chemoradiotherapy. Results. In both groups, all parameters were significantly altered at one month followup except for fundamental frequency (females in control group and males in intervention group). In the intervention group, all parameters returned to pretreatment levels (no statistical differences) at 6 months. In the control group, all except for a few subjective parameters (grade, breathiness and asthenia) remained significantly altered at 6 months compared to the levels before radiotherapy. Conclusions. In non-laryngeal head and neck malignancies, voice rehabilitation offered at 1 month after treatment ameliorates chemoradiation-induced dysphonia within 6 months.

Translated title of the contributionEffect of vocal rehabilitation after chemoradiation for non-laryngeal head and neck cancers
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)131-141
Number of pages11
JournalActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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