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Table 2 Acute and late pulmonary and cardiac adverse events

From: Dosimetric comparison between proton beam therapy and photon radiation therapy for locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

 

Grade1

Grade2

Grade3

Grade4-5

Acute toxicity

 Pneumonitis

7 (26%)

0

0

0

 Pericardial effusion

1 (4%)

0

0

Late toxicity

 Pneumonitis

17 (63%)

0

0

0

 Pleural effusion

5 (19%)

0

0

0

 Pericardial effusion

4 (15%)

0

0