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Table 4 Comparison of the failure patterns between the two groups*

From: Radiotherapy may improve overall survival of patients with T3/T4 transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis or ureter and delay bladder tumour relapse

  Non-Radiation (n = 66) Radiation (n = 67) p values
Anatomic/tumor bed recurrence 4(6.9%)1 0(0%)2 0.044
LN metastases 15 (24.6%)3 6(9.5%)4 0.025
Bladder recurrence 23(34.8%) 15(22.4%) 0.112
Distant metastases 15(22.7%) 16(23.9%) 0.875
  1. * There were 94 sites of relapse in 64 patients, including 36 and 28 patients, for the Non-RT and RT groups, respectively. LN: Lymph Node
  2. 1. Eight R1 or R2 patients with primary lesions were excluded.
  3. 2. Eight RI or R2 patients with primary lesions were excluded.
  4. 3. Five patients with synchronous LN metastases were excluded.
  5. 4. Four patients with synchronous LN metastases were excluded.