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Table 2 Incidences of acute and late toxicities in groups given 3D-CRT with/without brachytherapy groups according to RTOG/EORTC criteria

From: Postoperative external beam irradiation with and without brachytherapy in pelvic node-positive IB1-IIA2 cervical cancer patients: a retrospective clinical study

Grade 3D-CRT without brachytherapy (n = 55) 3D-CRT with brachytherapy (n = 58) P value
Acute side effect    
Leukopenia    0.485
0 6 (10.9 %) 9 (15.5 %)  
1 15 (27.3 %) 17 (29.3 %)  
2 22 (40.0 %) 20 (34.5 %)  
3 9 (16.4 %) 10 (17.2 %)  
4 3 (5.5 %) 2 (3.4 %)  
Dermatitis    0.875
0 31 (56.4 %) 34 (58.6  
1 20 (36.4 %) 19 (32.8 %)  
2 4 (7.3 %) 5 (8.6 %)  
3 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)  
4 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)  
Enterocolitis    0.671
0 32 (58.2 %) 33 (56.9 %)  
1 20 (36.4 %) 18 (31.0 %)  
2 3 (5.5 %) 6 (10.3 %)  
3 0 (0 %) 1 (1.7 %)  
4 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)  
Late side effect    
Proctitis    0.459
0 30 (54.5 %) 29 (50.0 %)  
1 18 (32.7 %) 23 (39.7 %)  
2 7 (12.7 %) 8 (13.8 %)  
3 0 (0 %) 1 (1.7 %)  
4 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)  
Cystitis    0.969
0 34 (61.8 %) 35 (60.3 %)  
1 14 (25.5 %) 15 (25.9 %)  
2 7 (12.7 %) 6 (10.3 %)  
3 1 (1.8 %) 2 (3.4 %)  
4 0 (%) 0 (0 %)