Effectiveness of Positioning Stents in Radiation-Induced Xerostomia in Patients with Tongue Carcinoma: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Oral cancer is the most common cancer in India, with the highest mortality rate.1 It is related to frequent use of betel quid, which consists of tobacco, areca nut, catechu, and lime. Management/ treatment includes radiotherapy despite associated complications such as radiation-induced xerostomia. Xerostomia is the subjective feeling of oral dryness and occurs with a 45% to 50% reduction in saliva flow. Under normal conditions, 80% to 85% of saliva is produced by major salivary glands and can be serous, mucus, or mixed in nature

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