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Table 5 Radiation toxicity profiles

From: Advantages of using reduced-volume intensity modulated radiation therapy for the treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a retrospective paired study

Late toxicity CV-IMRT(n = 90) RV-IMRT(n = 90) P
Grade 0 Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 0 Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4
Xerostomia 12 60 18 0 0 20 60 10 0 0 0.039
Mucositis 16 64 10 0 0 20 62 8 0 0 0.406
Skin reaction 7 54 24 5 0 5 60 21 4 0 0.714
Dysphagia 12 70 8 0 0 15 69 6 0 0 0.432
Hearing loss 21 47 14 7 1 34 46 5 5 0 0.008
Blurred vision 81 8 1 0 0 84 4 2 0 0 0.441
  1. CV-IMRT conventional-volume intensity-modulated radiation therapy, RV-IMRT reduced-volume intensity-modulated radiation therapy