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Table 2 Acute and late toxicity after radiotherapy and chemotherapy according to RTOG/ECOG and LENT scores (highest level given)

From: A non-randomised, single-centre comparison of induction chemotherapy followed by radiochemotherapy versus concomitant chemotherapy with hyperfractionated radiotherapy in inoperable head and neck carcinomas

  SEQ    CON    
  Grade III Grade IV Grade III Grade IV p
  n (%) n (%) n (%) N (%)  
Acute toxicity (RTOG)        
Skin 11 (16) 0   5 (10) 0   n.s.
Mucositis 31 (44) 1 (1) 28 (54) 2 (4) n.s.
Pharynx 9 (13) 1 (1) 9 (17) 1 (2) n.s.
Salivary glands 10 (14) 0   4 (8) 0   n.s.
Late toxicity (LENT scores)        
Skin 2 (3) 0   2 (4) 0   n.s.
Subcutis 5 (7) 0   7 (14) 0   n.s.
Mucosa 4 (6) 0   3 (6) 0   n.s.
Salivary glands 7 (10) 0   3 (6) 0   n.s.
Pharynx 5 (7) 0   4 (8) 1 (2) n.s.
Larynx 3 (4) 0   2 (4) 0   n.s.
Mandibula 1 (1) 0   0   1 (2) n.s.