Avtor/Urednik     Šurlan Popović, Katarina; Harej, Maja; Furlan, Tjaša; Popović, Peter; Strojan, Primož
Naslov     Role of perfusion computed tomography in assessing submandibular gland radiochemotherapy-induced injury
Tip     članek
Vol. in št.     Letnik 118, št. 2
Leto izdaje     2014
Obseg     str. 241-247
ISSN     Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology Med
Jezik     eng
Abstrakt     Objective. We aimed to detect changes in the volume and perfusion parameters of the submandibular glands during and after radiochemotherapy. Study Design. Twelve patients underwent computed tomography (CT) and perfusion CT before radiochemotherapy, after 40 Gy, after 70 Gy, and 3 months after radiochemotherapy. Submandibular gland volume, blood volume, permeability surface area product, and blood flow were quantified. Results. Submandibular gland volumes during and after therapy were significantly lower compared with the baseline value (P < .001). Blood volume, blood flow, and permeability surface area product values showed statistically significant reduction during and 3 months after therapy. A significant linear correlation was found between changes in submandibular gland volume and of the perfusion parameter blood volume in the period between baseline and 3 months after therapy (P % .012; RP % %0.697). Conclusions. Changes in submandibular gland volume and dynamics of perfusion parameters imply that radiation-induced injury of submandibular glands develops early during radiochemotherapy.
Proste vsebinske oznake     računalniška tomografija
radiokemoterapija
rak glave in vratu
computed tomography
radiochemotherapy
head and neck cancer