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Lookup NU author(s): Fiona Beyer,
Professor Vinidh Paleri,
Dr Joanne Patterson
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© 2021 Wiley Periodicals LLC.There has been increased interest in the use of transoral surgery (TOS) for the treatment of oropharyngeal cancer (OPC). This systematic review summarizes the available evidence for validated functional outcomes following TOS for OPC, within the early postoperative period. Key databases were searched. Primary TOS resections of human subjects were included. Validated functional outcomes extracted included instrumental assessment, clinician rated, and patient reported measures. Database searches yielded 7186 titles between 1990 and December 2020. Full-text articles were obtained for 296 eligible studies, which were screened and a resulting 14 studies, comprising 665 participants were included in the review. Oropharyngeal dysfunction following TOS was observed across all three categories of outcome measures (OMs) reported and was dependent on pretreatment function, T-classification, and tumor volume. Future investigations should include optimal OMs to be used in the postoperative setting to allow for conclusive comparisons.
Author(s): Stephen SE, Murphy JM, Beyer FR, Sellstrom D, Paleri V, Patterson JM
Publication type: Review
Publication status: Published
Journal: Head and Neck
Print publication date: 01/02/2022
Online publication date: 09/12/2021
Acceptance date: 08/11/2021
ISSN (print): 1043-3074
ISSN (electronic): 1097-0347
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc