Indian Journal of Cancer
Home  ICS  Feedback Subscribe Top cited articles Login 
Users Online :1362
Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Navigate Here
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »  Search Pubmed for
 »  Search in Google Scholar for
 »Related articles
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1284    
    Printed48    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded195    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal

 

 ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 398-401

Evaluation of salivary function by sialoscintigraphy in locally advanced nasopharyngeal cancer patients after intensity modulated radiotherapy


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Chiayi; School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualian, Taiwan
3 Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan
4 Department of Industrial Engineering and Management; Department of Health Industry Management, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan
5 School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualian; Department of Radiation Oncology, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan
6 Department of Radiation Oncology, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
S K Hung
School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualian; Department of Radiation Oncology, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Chiayi
Taiwan
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-509X.176733

Rights and Permissions

Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the salivary gland function changes by sialoscintigraphy in locally advanced nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) after intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Materials And Methods: Salivary function was assessed by sialoscintigraphy. Quantitative sialoscintigraphy was performed in 24 NPC patients prior to and after IMRT. Results were categorized in four groups according to the duration of treatment. The sialoscintigraphy parameters were examined. Results: Sialoscintigraphy showed a significant difference in the secretion of each interval groups. The parameters of scintigraphy, except maximum accumulation (MA) of submandibular glands, decreased first after radiotherapy, and then recovered. However, the MA of submandibular glands was continuously downhill after radiation. Conclusions: The sialoscintigraphy parameters of each gland changed with the different radiation dose and follow-up intervals. The salivary function was influenced after radiotherapy in locally advanced NPC, especially, in the submandibular gland. Strategies to improve the salivary function should be assessed.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

  Site Map | What's new | Copyright and Disclaimer
  Online since 1st April '07
  © 2007 - Indian Journal of Cancer | Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow