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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 147-149

Reirradiation in head-and-neck cancers in resource-constraint centers

Dwepartment of Radiotherapy, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Dr. Shabnum Thakur
Dwepartment of Radiotherapy, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/jrcr.jrcr_18_19

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The local recurrence in head-and-neck cancers (HNCs) is the preeminent pattern of presentation in treatment failure. Reirradiation is a useful modality to treat inoperable HNC patients with recurrent disease. Surgery may be persuasive in some patients, but this is often not feasible in all because of the location or extent of lesions. Nasopharynx and oropharynx have the locations which are inaccessible for surgery. It is presumed that because of the high risk of complications, reirradiation should be avoided. However, reirradiation in HNCs can be an option in patients with recurrence/second primary with longer duration and in resource-constraint centers. We report an interesting case of reirradiation in HNC treated with the conventional technique.

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