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RATIONALE: Comparing results of diagnostic procedures, such as esophagoscopy, done before and after radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy may help doctors predict a patient's response to treatment and help plan the best treatment.
I. To assess the prevalence of esophageal pathology (any esophageal abnormality, specifically: esophagitis, stricture/web, infections, neoplasms) as identified by esophagoscopy in patients with HNCA before and 3 months following primary radiation and/or chemotherapy.
II. To assess the changes in self-reported dysphagia symptoms as measured by the Eating Assessment Tool.
Patients undergo transnasal esophagoscopy at baseline and 3 months following completion of radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Stage I Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
endoscopic procedure, questionnaire administration
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Not yet recruiting
Wake Forest University
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:09-0400
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