Functional implications of major surgery for intraoral cancer.
Freedlander E., Espie CA., Campsie LM., Soutar DS., Robertson AG.
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.