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Table 3 Prevalence of late xerostomia by treatment group

From: Submandibular gland-sparing radiation therapy for locally advanced oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma: patterns of failure and xerostomia outcomes

  cSMG spared cSMG not spared
Grade 6 months 12 months 24 months 6 months 12 months 24 months
  (n = 62) (n = 54) (n = 40) (n = 32) (n = 27) (n = 22)
0 11 12 16 1 5 5
1 37 39 23 8 11 9
2 12 3 1 21 11 8
3 2 0 0 2 0 0