Surgery with palliative intent in advanced or recurrent head and neck cancer

Fabian Sipaul, Martin Birchall

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Abstract

This chapter discusses surgery with a palliative intent in advanced or recurrent head and neck cancer. It presents an overview of surgery with palliative intent in clinical practice, which is based on a review of literature. The chapter reviews the common and specific problems in surgery for palliation in head and neck cancer. The difficult symptoms or problems and possible ways for managing them are then highlighted. Finally, the chapter presents a review on the current debates and controversies about the role of surgery as palliation for patients with head and neck cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPalliative Care Consultations in Head and Neck Cancer
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780191730467, 0198530749, 9780198530749
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 30 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Clinical practice
  • Current debates
  • Difficult symptoms
  • Management
  • Palliative intent
  • Specific problems
  • Surgery
  • Surgery for palliation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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    Sipaul, F., & Birchall, M. (2006). Surgery with palliative intent in advanced or recurrent head and neck cancer. In Palliative Care Consultations in Head and Neck Cancer Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530749.003.0002