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Table 8 The study reports of late complications occurrence after IMRT

From: Analysis of late toxicity in nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients treated with intensity modulated radiation therapy

  Xerostomia Ears Subcutaneous Soft tissue Skin reaction Trismus Mandible Eyes Brain Spinal cord Cranial nerve
Xiao [13] 2001-05 61.8% 91.2% 94.1% 35.3% 7.4% 0% 1.5% 17.6%   4.4%
N = 68 MFU* = 54 m ≥G3 0% ≥G3 0% ≥G3 1.5% ≥G3 0% ≥G3 0% ≥G3 0% ≥G3 0% ≥G3 0%   ≥G3 0%
Chen YY [23] 2001-04      5.7%      
N = 211 MFU* = 48 m ≥G3 0%
Su [18] 2001-08         15.4%   
N = 259 MFU* = 40 m
Zhou [17] 2003-06         16%   
N = 305 MFU* = 48.9 m
Wang [21] 2003-06 ≥G3 2.7% ≥G3 0% ≥G3 0.14% ≥G3 0.3% ≥G3 0.7%   ≥G3 0% ≥G3 0.14%   
N = 695 MFU* = 66.4 m
Wu [20] 2006-09 ≥G3 0%   ≥G3 10%    ≥G3 2%   ≥G3 1%   
N = 249 MFU* = 54.1 m
This study 2003–07 N = 208 MFU* = 78 m 40.9% 67.8% 89.9% 47.6% 7.21% 0% 1.44% 4.80% 0% 2.88%
≥G3 0% ≥G3 0.96% ≥G3 1.9% ≥G3 0.48% ≥G3 0% ≥G3 0% ≥G3 0% ≥G3 0.48% ≥G3 0% ≥G3 0.96%
  1. *MFU: Median follow-up.