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Table 3 Volume of BP receiving 50 Gy, 60 Gy, 70 Gy, and 75 Gy

From: Brachial plexus dose tolerance in head and neck cancer patients treated with sequential intensity modulated radiation therapy

Combined BP (n = 136) V50Gy V60Gy V70Gy V75Gy
cc % cc % cc % cc %
Mean 6.27 54.11 3.18 27.82 0.95 8.24 0.13 1.13
Median 6.62 62.60 2.47 23.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Maximum 14.93 89.20 12.35 86.00 8.06 75.80 6.61 62.18
Ipsilateral BP (n = 68) V50Gy V60Gy V70Gy V75Gy
cc % cc % cc % cc %
Mean 7.01 60.23 4.37 37.74 1.47 12.74 0.24 2.01
Median 7.46 66.70 3.92 36.00 0.44 3.84 0.00 0.00
Maximum 14.93 89.20 12.35 86.00 8.06 75.80 6.61 62.18
Contralateral BP (n = 68) V50Gy V60Gy V70Gy V75Gy
cc % cc % cc % cc %
Mean 5.53 48.00 2.00 17.90 0.43 3.74 0.03 0.26
Median 5.49 49.10 0.50 4.56 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Maximum 12.06 87.80 11.13 77.60 7.51 54.70 1.20 11.71
  1. The volumes of BP in centimeters cubed (cc) and in percent volume (%) are calculated for the mean, median and maximum doses to the combined, ipsilateral and contralateral BP.