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Table 6 Late toxicity

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

Late toxicity All grades (%) Grade ≥ 3 (%)
hearing loss 10 4
mucosal reaction 14 4
trismus 4 2
loss of taste 29 na
loss of smell 14 na
skin reaction 18 0
dysphagia 12 0
lymph edema 10 0
hoarseness 6 0
dry eye 6 0
other° 20 2
  1. Excluding Xerostomia, scored according to CTCAE 3.0, na : not applicable (maximum score according to CTCAE 3.0: grade II), °: includes one patient (2%) with permanently reduced but stable renal function scored as grade 3 toxicity, some patients developed more than one toxicity.