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Table 9 Swallowing Safety (the risk (%) of aspiration

From: The impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) status on functional outcomes and quality of life (QOL) after surgical treatment of oropharyngeal carcinoma with free-flap reconstruction

  All P16- P16+ p-Value
Pre OP 0% 0% 0%  
6 M Post Op 11.5% 17.4% 8% 0.26
12 M Post Op 12% 17.6% 9.4% 0.4
p-Value 0.097 0.223 0.368  
  1. Using Video Fluoroscopic Swallowing Study (VFSS) to Measure the risk of aspiration according to a standard Penetration-Aspiration Scale