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Table 5 The Frequency of late toxicities for the patients after treatment

From: Comparing treatment outcomes of different chemotherapy sequences during intensity modulated radiotherapy for advanced N-stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients

Toxicity IMRT alone (n = 26) Chemoraditherapy (n = 126)
  Grade 1 no.(%) Grade 2 no.(%) Grade 3 no.(%) Grade 1 no.(%) Grade 2 no.(%) Grade 3 no.(%)
Xerostomia 14(53.8) 1(3.8) 0(0) 64(50.8) 36(28.6) 0(0)
Tympanitis 9(34.6) 7(26.9) 0(0) 50(39.7) 38(30.2) 2(1.6)
Subcutaneous fibrosis 10(38.5) 7(26.9) 0(0) 54(42.8) 39(31.0) 2(1.6)
Trismus 2(7.7) 0(0) 0(0) 7(5.6) 0(0) 0(0)
Temporal lobe injury 1(3.8) 1(3.8) 0(0) 7(5.5) 2(1.6) 0(0)