Journal of Pharmacovigilance

Journal of Pharmacovigilance
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ISSN: 2329-6887

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Nguyen HX

Nguyen HX


  • Research Article
    Secondary Middle-ear Damages in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer after Radiotherapy
    Author(s): Huong LD, Nguyen LP and Nguyen HXHuong LD, Nguyen LP and Nguyen HX

    Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between radiotherapy and Eustachian tube dysfunction, and to investigate the efficacy of treatments by tympanostomy and grommet insertion. Methods: Patients with head and neck cancer (148 patients) were treated by three–dimensional radiotherapy in the Center of Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, Military Medical 103 Hospital from February 2014 to April 2016. All patients underwent an ear examination (otoscopy), audiometry, and tympanometry test. Those who developed otitis media with effusion and tympanosclerosis were then treated by tympanostomy or myringotomy. Results: The most common complication after the radiotherapy was found to be Eustachian tube dysfunction, especially otitis media with effusion and tympanosclerosis. Thus, carefully examining and clo.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6887.1000271

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