Long Term Maxillofacial Effects of Radiotherapy in Young Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Patients: Report of 3 Cases


BEKTAS-KAYHAN K., OZBEK C. D. , YAZICIOGLU O. , KARAGOZ G. , Altun M. C. , Meral R., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, cilt.37, ss.407-410, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17796/jcpd.37.4.h6343u6378428n26
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.407-410

Özet

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a rare and distinct malignancy that arises from the epithelium of the nasophalynx. It accounts almost 1 % of all pediatric malignancies. Oral complications of radiotherapy in the head and neck region are the result of the deleterious effects of radiation on salivary glands, oral mucosa, bone, dentition, masticatory musculature, and temporomandibular joints.