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Table 2 Response to IMRT by category of symptoms

From: Clinical outcomes of graves’ ophthalmopathy treated with intensity modulated radiation therapy

Category No. (%) CR No. Percentage CR & PR No. Percentage
NOSPECS classification system
 Soft tissue involvement (S) 85 (73.3) 14 16.5% 52 61.2%
 Proptosis (P) 78 (67.2) 8 10.3% 32 41.0%
 EOM dysfunction (E) 62 (53.4) 20 32.3% 34 54.8%
 Corneal involvement (C) 7 (6.0) 2 28.6% 3 42.9%
 Sight loss (S) 23 (19.8) 4 17.4% 10 43.5%
Three additional symptom categories
 Orbital pain 45 (38.8) 32 71.1% 37 82.2%
 Tearing 50 (43.1) 17 34.0% 38 76.0%
 Diplopia 39 (33.6) 9 23.1% 22 56.4%
  1. PR Partial response, CR complete response, EOM extra-ocular muscle