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Table 1 Summary of patient characteristics

From: Long term toxicity and prognostic factors of radiation therapy for secreting and non-secreting pituitary adenomas

Patient characteristics
biometric   (years) (range)
  median age 51 10 - 88
   (n) (%)
  female 33 36
  male 59 64
Initial symtoms   (n) (%)
  asymptomatic 18 20
  pituitary subfunction 2 2
  hormonal excess 29 32
  reduced visual field / acuity 29 32
  cerebral symptoms (headache, nausea, neuropsycholgical) 14 15
histology   (n) (%)
  non-secreting 55 60
  GH-secreting 22 24
  Prolactine-secreting 8 9
  ACTH-secreting 6 7
  TSH-secreting 1 1
   (n) (%)
surgery   any 87
  complete 35 38
  incomplete 52 57
   (n) (%)
re-surgery   any 48
  complete 8 9
  incomplete 40 44
   (n) (%)
radiotherapy   3D conformal 15
  FSRT 76 83
  IMRT 1 1
   (Gy) (range)
  median single dose 1.8 1.8 – 2.0
  median total dose 52.2 48.6 – 58.0
   (n) (%)
  primary definitive RT 5 5
  postoperative RT 15 16
  RT for recurrent tumors 72 78