Acute Oral Mucositis During Hypo-Fractionated Radiation in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Oral Cavity

Agha Muhammad Hammad, Sehrish Abrar, Rabia Tahseen, Bilal Mazhar Qureshi, Asim Hafiz, Ahmed Nadeem Abbasi

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Abstract

Oral mucositis remains a concern in the treatment of head and neck malignancies. This small study included 11 patients treated by hypo-fractionated radiotherapy and assessed for oral mucositis. All patients received a radiation dose of 55 Gy in 20 fractions (2.75 Gy/fraction). At the end of the first week of radiation, three patients had Grade I oral mucositis. During the last week of radiation, most of the patients developed Grade II and III mucositis, 7 (64%) and 4 (36%), respectively. At one month follow-up, 5 (46%) of them had Grade I, while 2 (18%) had developed Grade II mucositis. At three months, 2 (18%) had Grade I mucositis, and none of the patients showed Grade II/III oral mucositis. Grade II oral mucositis was the most common grade found mainly in the last week of radiation therapy. None had Grade IV oral mucositis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1460-1462
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Volume33
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

Keywords

  • Acute oral mucositis
  • Hypo-fractioned radiation
  • Oral carcinoma

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