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A group of 41 patients were questioned about functional problems and concern for appearance, experienced following major surgery for intraoral malignancy. Twenty-five per cent of the group reported significant difficulties. Spouses reported a higher incidence of problems. The effects of primary tumour site and type of reconstruction on functional outcome are discussed.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Plast Surg

Publication Date

05/1989

Volume

42

Pages

266 - 269

Keywords

Adenocarcinoma, Attitude to Health, Body Image, Carcinoma, Squamous Cell, Drinking, Eating, Family, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Mouth Neoplasms, Sex Factors, Speech, Surgical Flaps