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Table 1 Characteristics of 18 patients with NPC with RITN

From: Neurosurgical interventions for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a single institution experience

Patient number Age at diagnosis of RITN, y/Sex TNM classification of NPC Repeated RT for recurrence Total dose, Gy Latency, y Side of RITN for operation Follow up, mo Outcome
1 42/M T4N3M0 No 82 9 Right 5 Improved
2 37/M T4N1M0 No 80 7 Left 6 Improved
3 46/F T2N1M0 No 70 7 Right 23 Improved
4 60/F T3N1M0 No 68 8 Right 22 Improved
5 57/M T2N0M0 No 70 5 Right 45 Improved
6 46/M T3N0M0 Yes 70 + 65* 8 Right 53 Resection of RITN in the left side at 39 mo, improved
7 56/M T3N1M0 No 70 7 Right 64 Improved
8 42/M T2N0M0 No 70 7 Left 57 Improved
9 49/M T2N0M0 No 68 8 Left 65 Improved
10 63/M T1N0M0 No 68 6 Right 55 Improved
11 39/M T2N0M0 Yes 68 + 60* 3 Left 99 Improved
12 37/M T1N0M0 No 70 6 Right 87 Improved
13 58/M T1N0M0 Yes 60 + 66* 1 Left 2 Died of exhaustion
14 59/M T4N0M0 No 75 5 Right 114 Improved
15 47/M T3N0M0 Yes 70 +64* 5 Right 63 Improved
16 59/M T4N0M0 No 74 5 Left 62 Improved
17 50/M T3N0M0 No 72 9 Left 40 Died of unrelated disease
18 45/M T4N0M0 No 66 8 Left 94 Improved
  1. NPC, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, RITN, radiation-induced temporal necrosis, TNM, tumor, node, metastasis, y, year, m, month, Gy, Gray, M, male, F, female, RT, radiotherapy, *dose for repeated radiotherapy.