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Table 2 Recurrence rates and sites between patients with surgery followed by adjuvant radiotherapy and surgery alone

From: Postoperative radiotherapy for completely resected Masaoka stage III thymoma: a retrospective study of 65 cases from a single institution

Therapy No.of patients No. of LR (%) No. of RR (%) First recurrence sites (%)
PL MS CW Lung DP DM
S + R 53 2 (3.8) 9 (17.0) 5 (9.4) 2 (3.8) 2 (3.8) 1 (1.9) 0 1 (1.9)
S alone 12 2 (16.7) 2 (16.7) 1 (8.3) 0 0 1 (8.3) 1 (8.3) 0
  1. S + R indicates surgery plus radiotherapy, S, surgery; LR, local recurrence; RR, regional recurrence; PL, pleura; MS, mediastinum; CW, chest wall; DP, diaphragm; DM, distant metastasis.