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Table 4 Long term complications reported among LRR/NP SCCHN patients undergoing reirradiation at Mayo Clinic alive at last follow-up, by treatment modality

From: Outcomes of patients with loco-regionally recurrent or new primary squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck treated with curative intent reirradiation at Mayo Clinic

  Surgery/PRRT DRRT
n (%) n (%)
Carotid artery aneurysm 1 (2) 0
Dysphagia 2 (5) 0
Esophageal stenosis 1 (2) 1 (3)
Feeding tube at last f/u 1 (2) 2 (5)
Hypothyroid 1 (2) 0
Impaired shoulder ROM 2 (5) 0
Ischemic retinopathy 1 (2) 0
None reported 5 (12) 1 (3)
Osteoradionecrosis 1 (2) 1 (3)
Soft tissue fibrosis 1 (2) 0
Tracheoesophageal fistula 1 (2) 0
Xerostomia 2 (5) 2 (5)
  1. ROM range of motion