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8th Edition of International Conference on
Dentistry and Oral Health

March 25-27, 2024 | Singapore
Dental 2024

Zoheir Mirzajani

Zoheir Mirzajani, Speaker at Dental Conferences
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Title : Evaluation of quality of life in patients with oral cancer after mandibular resection Comparing no reconstruction, reconstruction with plate, and reconstruction with flap

Abstract:

This cross-sectional study aimed to assess and compare quality of life in patients with advanced oral cavity tumors after mandibular resection in 3 groups (no reconstruction, reconstruction with plate, and reconstruction with ?ap) at the Cancer Institute, af?liated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Quality of life was measured using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer core quality of life questionnaire and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer head and neck cancer- speci?c quality of life questionnaire-35 items. The comparison was tested using Kurskal–Wallis analysis. All 120 patients were entered into the study. The mean age of patients was 48.5 (standard deviation = 18.1) years. Patients presented with advanced stage of the disease and underwent mandibular resection with no reconstruction (n= 40), reconstruction with plate (n = 41), and reconstruction with ?ap (n = 39). The ?ndings showed that in general, there were no statistically signi?cant differences in quality of life among 3 groups except for speech problem (P =.4), dry mouth (P = .03), and feeling ill (P = .04). Although there were no signi?cant differences in quality of life among patients in 3 groups, overall patients who received reconstruction with ?ap reported better functioning and fewer symptoms. Those who did not receive any reconstruction reported the worse conditions.

Abbreviations: ECT = electrochemotherapy, EORTC QLQ-C30 = European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer core quality of life questionnaire, EORTC QLQ-H&N35 = European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer head and neck cancer-speci?c quality of life questionnaire-35 items, EORTC QLQ-H&N43 = European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer head and neck cancer-speci?c quality of life questionnaire-43 items, FACT-HN = Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy head and neck cancer-speci?c questionnaire.

Keywords: cancer of oral cavity, ?ap reconstruction, head and neck cancer, mandibular resection, plate reconstruction, quality of life.

Biography:

Dr. Zoheir Mirzajani, I am a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and head and neck cancer surgery, researcher in the field of head and neck cancer patients, with international articles, a member of the Iranian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Europe, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

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