Radiation- Induced Trismus: A Concise Review of Pathogenesis, Prevention and Management

One of the most challenging side effects of anti-cancer therapy for patients with head and neck tumours is trismus (HNC). High-dose radiotherapy (RT), also known as radiation-induced trismus, has a high risk of inducing trismus in the temporomandibular joint, pterygoid, and temporalis or masseter muscles (RIT). Fibrosis in skeletal muscles, synovial fluid, extracellular matrix, and…
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