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Table 1 Patient and treatment characteristics (n = 50)

From: Definitive intensity modulated radiotherapy in locally advanced hypopharygeal and laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma: mature treatment results and patterns of locoregional failure

Characteristics n (%)
Age (years)β  
 ≤60 19 (38))
 ≥60 to ≤ 70 20 (40)
 >70 to ≤ 85 11 (22)
Gender  
 Female 5 (10)
 Male 45 (90)
Karnofsky PS  
 >70 45 (90)
 ≤70 5 (10)
Site  
 Hypopharynx: Post cricoid area 10 (20)
 Hypopharynx: Piriform sinus 14 (28)
 Hypopharynx: Posterior pharyngeal wall 2 (4)
 Larynx: Supraglottis 14 (28)
 Larynx: Glottis 10 (20)
Tumor classification  
 cT1 2 (4)
 cT2 5 (10)
 cT3 27 (54)
 cT4 16 (32)
Nodal classification  
 cN0 11 (22)
 cN1 8 (16)
 cN2 11 (38)
 cN3 2 (4)
 pN1 2 (4)
 pN2 15 (30)
 pN3 1 (2)
Grading  
 Moderate (G2) 32 (64)
 Poor (G3) 18 (36)
Neck dissectionπ*  
 None 28 (56)
 Ipsilateral 13 (26)
 Bilateral 9 (18)
Tracheotomy  
Before radiotherapy 7 (14)
 During radiotherapy 9 (18)
 After radiotherapy 3
Gastrostomy tube  
 None 17 (34)
 Used 33 (66)
  1. Abbreviations: PS performance status, βmedian 63 years (range, 45-84 years); πMedian of 56 nodes removed (range, 18 - 106 nodes); *Median time from neck dissection to radiotherapy was 42 days (range, 23 – 59 days); RT = Radiotherapy.