Paul B. Romesser, Jonathan C. Romanyshyn, Karen D. Schupak, Jeremy Setton, Nadeem Riaz, Suzanne L. Wolden, Daphna Y. Gelblum, Eric J. Sherman, Dennis Kraus and Nancy Y. Lee Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in oropharyngeal cancer patients treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy with concurrent chemotherapy Cancer 118
Version of Record online: 15 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27633
Although prophylactic percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes reduced absolute and percent weight loss and need for hospitalizations in our cohort of patients with oropharyngeal cancer who were undergoing chemoradiation, no differences were noted in radiation treatment duration, toxicity, and overall survival. Prolonged use of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy correlated with age greater than 55 years, female sex, and T3/T4 tumors.
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