Journal Article A custom-made mouthpiece incorporating tongue depressors and elevators to reduce radiation-induced tongue mucositis during carbon-ion radiation therapy for head and neck cancer

Ikawa, Hiroaki  ,  Koto, Masashi  ,  Ebner, Daniel  ,  Takagi, Ryo  ,  Hayashi, Kazuhiko  ,  Tsuji, Hiroshi  ,  Kamada, Tadashi

(8)  , pp.e27 - e31 , 2018-01
We introduce a custom-made mouthpiece for carbon-ion radiation therapy for head and neck malignancy. The mouthpiece incorporates either a tongue depressor or elevator depending on tumor location. The risk of tongue mucositis may be reduced without compromising therapeutic efficacy through mouthpiece shaping.

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