Virtual Conference
Ali Mudunov

Ali Mudunov

Lapino Clinical Hospital, Russian Federation

Title: The role of nutritional support in treatment of head and neck tumors: clinical case


The article presents a clinical observation of treatment of locally advanced squamous cell oropharyngeal carcinoma. The problems of nutritional support of patients during primary chemoradiation treatment are considered. The present- ed clinical case shows that use of sip feeds can significantly improve nutritional condition in patients with head and neck tumors and improve tolerability and results of antitumor treatment. The presented clinical case demonstrates the importance of nutritional support as an effective way to improve the clinical results of antitumor treatment in patients with head and neck tumors, in particular, in those patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy, often accompanied by the development of complications that lead to a decrease in food intake and, as a consequence, worsen nutritional status.


Ali Mudunov has completed his PhD («Tumors of the skull base. Clinic, diagnostics, treatment») from N.N. Blokhin National Medical Research Center of Oncology, Russia. He is the head of Head and Neck Tumors Department in «Lapino» Clinical Hospital, Russia. He has over 140 publications and 3 monographs. Constantly participates in the international, national and region conferences and schools devoted to the treatment of oncological diseases of the head and neck organs. Over the past 5 years, more than 350 presentations at Russian and international conferences, scientific and practical schools and advanced training courses. He is the President of the Russian Society of Specialists in Head and Neck Tumors; Deputy Chief Editor of the Journal «Head and Neck Tumors»; Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO).