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Table 4 Rectal toxicity as scored using VRS: VRS scores pretherapeutic (TP1), at the end of RT (TP2) and 6 (TP3) and 12 months follow up (TP4). Avg = average, S1 + 2 = summated score 1 & 2, S > 2 = score > 2

From: Rectum-spacer related acute toxicity – endoscopy results of 403 prostate cancer patients after implantation of gel or balloon spacers

  VRS pre (TP1) VRS end (TP2) VRS post 6 (TP3) VRS post 12 (TP4)
Avg S1/2 S > 2 Avg S1/2 S > 2 Avg S1/2 S > 2 Avg S1/2 S > 2
Gel 0.03 2.16% 0.00% 0.15 7.19% 0.72% 0.31 10.79% 0.72% 0.58 26.62% 0.00%
Balloon 0.09 1.89% 0.76% 0.05 1.52% 0.38% 0.32 5.30% 0.00% 0.26 6.06% 0.38%
Both 0.06 1.99% 0.50% 0.10 3.47% 0.50% 0.31 7.20% 0.25% 0.42 13.15% 0.25%