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Table 1 Characteristics and clinical background of the study population

From: Age is not a limiting factor for brachytherapy for carcinoma of the node negative oral tongue in patients aged eighty or older

No. Sex Age T Longest diameter Short diameter Thickness Tumor type External RT dose Brachytherapy dose Radioactive Source Initial response Survival Disease control Outcome Complications Comorbidity
   (year)   (mm) (mm) (mm)   (Gy) (Gy)    (year)   (status)   
1 F 86 2 25 15 5 exo   73 Ir CR 1.2 NED DID   
2 F 85 2 25 13 5 sup 30 60 Ra CR 7 NED DID   
3 M 82 1 20 11 5 sup   70 Ra CR 2 NED DID (senile decay)   
4 F 82 1 20 7 3 exo+ulc   65 Ir CR 6 NED DID (senile decay)   Hypertention
5 M 82 2 35 23 15 ins+ulc 30 60 Ir CR 3 NED DID   
6 M 82 2 25 12 10 NA   68 Ir CR 1 NED Alive   TIA
7 F 81 2 25 12 10 ulc   76 Ir CR 14 nodal failure 4M Alive (salvaged by surgery)   
8 F 82 2 38 17 10 ind   48 ms CR 2.5 NED Alive Ulcer and bone exposure after biopsy  
9 M 81 2 24 15 12 ind   60 Ir CR 1.4 nodal failure 8M Dead (nodal failure)   
10 F 80 2 23 7 5 ind   70 Ir CR 12 NED DID (senile decay)   Hypertention
11 M 80 2 23 18 7 exo   75 Ir CR 6 NED Alive   Hypertention
12 M 80 2 NA NA NA NA   70 Ir CR 2 NED DID   
13 M 80 3 42 25 25 ulc 33 60 ms CR 1.4 NED DID   
14 M 80 3 42 23 13 ulc+ind 30 85 Ra CR 3 NED DID (senile decay)   
15 F 83 3 42 20 20 ulc+ind 30 70 Ra PR 1 nodal failure 0M Dead (nodal failure and local failure)   
16 F 89 3 50 30 20 ulc+ind 36 32 ms CR 1.3 NED DID   
17 F 83 2 31 24 8 ind+exo   70 Ir CR 4 NED DID   
18 M 81 3 35 28 15 ulc+ind 36 54 Ir CR 0.9 NED DID   
19 F 80 2 25 20 10 ind   70 Au PR 1.8 local failure 4M Dead (local failure)   
20 F 80 2 25 20 6 ind 50 54 Ir CR 2 NED Alive   
21 F 82 2 27 22 12 exo   54 ms CR 2 NED Alive Mild ulcer, pain  
  1. Ir; Ir-192, Ra; Ra-226, ms; Ir-192 microSelectron-HDR, Au; Au-198 grain
  2. sup; superficial type, exo;exophytic type, ind; indurative type, ulc; ulcerative type
  3. DID; died for intercurrent disease, DT; death for tongue cancer, NED; no evidence of disease, NA; not avairalble
  4. TIA; transient ischemic attack