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Table 3 Reasons for suspension of intra-arterial chemotherapy.

From: Concurrent intra-arterial carboplatin administration and radiation therapy for the treatment of advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: short term results

N. of infusions N. of patients Reasons for suspension
1/4 1 pneumonia   
2/4 1 thrombocytopenia (1) leukopenia (4) anaemia (3)
  1 thrombocytopenia (4) leukopenia (1) anaemia (1)
3/4 1 Patient's decision   
  2 thrombocytopenia (1) leukopenia (1)  
   thrombocytopenia (1) leukopenia (1) anaemia (1)
  2 thrombocytopenia (2) leukopenia (1)  
   thrombocytopenia (2) leukopenia (1) anaemia (1)
  2 thrombocytopenia (3) leukopenia (3)  
   thrombocytopenia (3) leukopenia (2) anaemia (3)
  1 thrombocytopenia (4)   
Total 11    
  1. (n.) = grade of haematological toxicity (NCI-CTCAE v3.0)