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Table 3 Characteristics of five NPC patients with indications for neurosurgical procedures other than RITN and synchronous brain tumor

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

Patient number Age at diagnosis of NPC, y/Sex TNM classification of NPC Indication for neurosurgical intervention Months between diagnosis Treatment Follow up, mo Outcome
23 25/M T4N1M0 Radiation-induced sarcoma 119 Subtotal removal, radiotherapy 13 Survival with recurrence
24 42/M T2N1M0 Radiation-induced sarcoma 117 Subtotal removal, radiotherapy, chemotherapy 6 died of local recurrence
25 39/F T1N2M0 NPC recurrence in the cerebellopontine angle 45 Total removal, chemotherapy, radiotherapy 23 Survival without recurrence
26 55/M T4N1M0 Mastoid recurrence of NPC 21 Biopsy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy 37 Survival without recurrence
27 44/M T2N2M0 Metachronous skull eosinophilic granuloma 14 Resection of frontal lesion 7 Stable
  1. NPC, nasopharyngeal carcinoma: RITN, radiation-induced temporal necrosis; M, male; y, year; mo, month.