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Table 3 Recurrence rates and sites in patients with different radiotherapy mode

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

RT mode No.of patients No. of IFR (%) No. of OFR (%) First recurrence sites (%)
PL MS CW Lung DP
Dose         
≤ 50 Gy 20 1 (5) 5 (25) 3 (15) 1 (5) 1 (5) 1 (5) 1 (5)
> 50Gy 31 1 (3.2) 4 (12.9) 2 (6.4) 1 (3.2) 1 (3.2) 0 0
Technique         0
Conventional RT 25 1 (4) 8 (32) 4 (16) 2 (8) 2 (8) 1 (3.6) 1 (3.6)
3D-CRT/IMRT 28 1 (3.6) 1 (3.6) 1 (3.6) 0 0 0 0
  1. RT indicates radiotherapy; 3D-CRT/IMRT, three dimensional conformal radiotherapy or intensity modulated radiotherapy; IFR, in-field recurrence; OFR, out-field recurrence; PL, pleura; MS, mediastinum; CW, chest wall; DP, diaphragm.