Predictive model for functional consequences of oral cavity tumour resections

M.J.A. van Alphen, T.A.G. Hageman, L.E. Smeele, A.J.M. Balm, F. van der Heijden

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    The prediction of functional consequences after treatment of large oral cavity tumours is mainly based on the size and location of the tumour. However, patient specific factors play an important role in the functional outcome, making the current predictions unreliable and subjective. An objective prediction is necessary for better patient oriented care, where the choice between surgery or chemo- and radiotherapy could be made according to more reliable measures. In this project, work is being performed to create a tool to obtain this objective prediction. The aim is to develop a virtual biomechanical patient-specific model of the oral cavity for virtual surgery. By adjusting the model, so as to mimic the performed surgery, an accurate preoperative assessment of the postoperative functional consequences can be made for each individual patient.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)155–163
    JournalInternational journal of computer assisted radiology and surgery
    Issue numberSuppl. 1
    Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2013
    Event27th International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, CARS 2013 - Heidelberg, Germany
    Duration: 26 Jun 201329 Jun 2013
    Conference number: 27


    • METIS-300207
    • EWI-24067
    • IR-88280
    • Prognosis
    • Oral cancer
    • Computer Simulation
    • Finite Element Analysis


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