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Table 2 Acute dermatitis, late toxicity and physician-assessed cosmesis in the prone and supine positions

From: Prospective study of postoperative whole breast radiotherapy for Japanese large-breasted women: a clinical and dosimetric comparisons between supine and prone positions and a dose measurement using a breast phantom

Toxicity Prone (n = 17) Supine (n = 5)
Acute dermatitis
 Grade1 9 (53 %) 4 (80 %)
 Grade2 7 (41 %) 1 (20 %)
 Grade3 1 (6 %) 0
Late toxicity
 Pigmentation
  Grade1 5 (29 %) 1 (20 %)
  Grade2 1 (6 %) 0
 Fibrosis
  Grade1 0 0
  Grade2 0 0
 Retraction
  Grade1 0 0
  Grade2 0 0
 Telangiectasia
  Grade1 1 (6 %) 0
  Grade2 0 0
 Edema
  Grade1 2 (12 %) 1 (20 %)
  Grade2 0 0
Cosmesis
 Execellent/Good 16 (94 %) 5 (100 %)
  Fair 1 (6 %) 0
  Poor 0 0