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Table 2 Patterns of failure

From: Elective lymph node irradiation late course accelerated hyper-fractionated radiotherapy plus concurrent cisplatin-based chemotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: a phase II study

Patterns of failure No. %
Local recurrence only 8 11.8
Regional failure only 6 8.8
Locoregional failure 4 5.9
Distant lymph node metastases only 3 4.4
Distant organ metastasis only 8 11.8
Locoregional failure plus distant metastasis 2 2.9
Dead of complication 5 7.4
Other diseases 4 5.9
Unknown 3 4.4