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2022 Aug 30

Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol

Endoscopic Debridement of Post-Radiation Nasopharyngeal Necrosis: Effects of Resurfacing with Vascularized Flap.


Song B, Kim H Y, Jung Y G, Baek C-H, Chung M K, Hong S D
Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol. 2022 Aug 30.
PMID: 36097841.


Post-radiation nasopharyngeal necrosis (PRNN) is a serious complication and severely impacts on the quality of life and survival of nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients. Endoscopic debridement is considered the first-line treatment for PRNN. This study aims to analyze clinical outcomes focusing on the mucosal resurfacing status and the effectiveness of salvage operation.