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Table 3 Complications in patients after brachytherapy with radioactive 125I seeds

From: Combination of Iodine-125 brachytherapy and chemotherapy for locally recurrent stage III non-small cell lung cancer after concurrent chemoradiotherapy

Complications Experimental group (n = 26) Control group (n = 26)
Grade 4/5 complications 0 0
Mild complications   
Mild pneumothorax 3 3
Hemoptysi 2 3
Low-grade fever (38.5 C) 2 5
Radiation pneumonitis 1 0
Seed migration 1 0
Local skin erythema 0 1
No complications 17 14