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Table 2 Treatment failure pattern

From: Paclitaxel and cisplatin combined with concurrent involved-field irradiation in definitive chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: a phase II clinical trial

First failure N (%)
Distant metastasis only* 22 (20.4%)
 Lung 10 (9.3%)
 Liver 4 (3.7%)
 Brain 4 (3.7%)
 Bone 3 (2.8%)
 Pleura 1 (0.9%)
 Spleen 1 (0.9%)
Local/regional recurrence only 19 (17.6%)
 Within the irradiation field 13 (12.0%)
 Outside the irradiation field 6 (5.6%)
Concurrent local/regional/distant failure& 3 (2.8%)
Other reasons 7 (6.5%)
  1. *Concurrent lung and liver metastasis were found in 1 patient, &One of the patients had lymph node recurrence outside the irradiation field