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Table 1 Patients characteristics (n = 41).

From: Concurrent radiochemotherapy in advanced hypopharyngeal cancer

Characteristics No. of patients %
Gender   
   Male 33 80.5
   Female 8 19.5
Age, years   
   Median 52
   Range 29-70
Performance status (ECOG)   
   0 26 63.4
   1 15 36.6
Subsite   
   Pyriform sinus 32 78.0
   Posterior pharyngeal wall 5 12.2
   Postcricoid area 4 9.8
T stage   
   T3 16 39.0
   T4 25 61.0
N stage   
   N0 17 41.5
   N1 6 14.6
   N2 12 29.3
   N3 6 14.6
Stage   
   III 11 26.8
   IV 30 73.2
Histological differentiation   
   Good 6 14.6
   Moderate 17 41.5
   Poor 16 39.0
   Unknown 2 4.9
Symptoms at diagnosis   
   A sore throat 3 7.3
   Ear pain 2 4.9
   Lump in the neck 8 19.5
   Painful swallowing 23 56.1
   Change in voice 5 12.2
  1. ECOG, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.