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Thesis etd-10232020-100521


Thesis type
Tesi di specializzazione (4 anni)
Author
MARTELLI, FEDERICA
URN
etd-10232020-100521
Thesis title
Management of head and neck cancer patients during the Covid-19 pandemic
Department
PATOLOGIA CHIRURGICA, MEDICA, MOLECOLARE E DELL'AREA CRITICA
Course of study
OTORINOLARINGOIATRIA
Supervisors
relatore Prof. Gallo, Oreste
Keywords
  • head and neck cancer
  • COVID-19
  • new management
Graduation session start date
17/11/2020
Availability
Full
Summary
The novel coronavirus outbreak point out the need of a paradigm shift in the management of head and neck cancer.
A review of literature was performed analyzing the risk of infection in head and neck cancer patients in order to re-organized oncological approach balancing risk of exposition in these immunocompromised patients and risk or tumor progression due to delay in cancer treatment.
In this study we propose a new algorithm for the management of head and neck patients at time of diagnosis, therapy and follow up.
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