Management of intraoral stents for radiotherapy during COVID-19 pandemic

Aljomar José Vechiato Filho, Karina Morais Faria, Maria Cecília Querido de Oliveira, Ariadne Padilha de Andrade, Ana Carolina Prado-Ribeiro, Alan Roger Santos-Silva, Alvin G. Wee, Thaís Bianca Brandão

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Abstract

Radiotherapy is being performed in many situations as a curative approach for head and neck cancer instead of surgery due to the current novel coronavirus disease (cOVID-19) pandemic. A recent publication reported that even hypofractionation was being conducted in order to reduce the daily exposure of both patients and the medical staff involved in cancer therapies. As a result, dental teams may be requested more frequently than usual to fabricate intraoral stents (IOS). Given that IOS may be a potential source of cOVID-19 contagion, the main purpose of the present correspondence is to offer a guide on how health professionals may be safely presented in the room, on the management of the IOS and also how to sanitize the stents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalReports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

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Keywords

  • Intraoral stents
  • Oral cancer
  • Radiotherapy

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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