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Table 4 Severe acute toxicity

From: Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) combined with concurrent but not adjuvant chemotherapy in primary nasopharyngeal cancer – a retrospective single center analysis

Severe acute side effects grade ≥ 3 n %
non-hematological   
dysphagia   
 including proph. PFT 28 57
 excluding proph. PFT 10 32
stomatitis 8 16
nausea 4 8
weight loss 3 6
nephropathy 1 2
hematological   
leucopenia 12 24
infection (including FUO) 8 16
thrombopenia 1 2
anemia 1 2
  1. (≥ grade III) n: number of patients,%: percentage, proph.: prophylactical, PFT: percutaneous feeding tube, FUO: fever of unknown origin, some patients developed more than one toxicity.