Osteoradionecrosis of the Hyoid Bone Complicated by Pharyngocutaneous Fistula

A case report and review of the literature.


Osteoradionecrosis (ORN), bone death due to radiation, is a well-known complication following irradiation of head and neck cancer. While ORN is commonly seen in the jaw, this article reports a case of ORN in the hyoid bone, a U-shaped bone located above the voicebox.

Sharif KF, Baik FM, Yue LE, Qazi M, Brandwein-Weber M, Urken ML

American Journal of Otolaryngoly, 2018

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