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Table 3 Treatments

From: The role of radiotherapy in the management of POEMS syndrome

Variable No. of case (%) Median Range
Radiotherapy 13 (100)   
Irradiated site    
 Spine 6 (46) N/A N/A
 Pelvic bone 5 (38) N/A N/A
 Lymph nodes 2 (15) N/A N/A
No. of irradiated bone lesions    
 Single 7 (54) 1 1
 Multiple 6 (46) 4 2-6
Total dose, Gy 13 (100) 45 30-50
Fraction size, Gy 13 (100) 2 1.8-3
Chemotherapy 25 (100)   
 Melphalan and prednisolone 4 (16) N/A N/A
 Vincristine, doxorubicin, and dexamethasone 2 (8) N/A N/A
 High-dose chemotherapy with APBSCT 15 (60) N/A N/A
 Others 4 (16) N/A N/A
  1. N/A, non applicable; APBSCT, autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation.