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Table 20 Commonly used postoperative regimens

From: Technical guidelines for head and neck cancer IMRT on behalf of the Italian association of radiation oncology - head and neck working group

  D (Gy) d (Gy) fxs OTT (wks) Comment
CTV2 66 2 33 6.5 [155]
  63 1.8 35 7  
CTV3 60 2 30 6 [155]
  54 1.8 30 6  
  58.1 1.66 35 7  
  59.4 1.8 33 6.5  
  1. In general the radiosensitivity of salivary gland tumours depends on their pathology; doses for SCC are similar to SCC of other districts; for adenoid cystic doses in the order of 66 Gy and 60 Gy (at 2 Gy per fr) are recommended for CTV2 and CTV3, respectively [155] A dose of 60 Gy for postoperative treatment of high grade tumours has been suggested also by Chen et al. [158].