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PURPOSE To address the characteristics and the causative factors of radiation-induced cranial nerve palsy (CNP) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients with an extensive period of followed-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 317 consecutive and nonselected patients treated with definitive external-beam radiotherapy between November 1962 and February(More)
PURPOSE To summarize our experience and treatment results in lymph node-negative nasopharyngeal carcinoma treated in a single institution. METHODS AND MATERIALS From January 2000 to December 2003, 410 patients with lymph node-negative nasopharyngeal carcinoma were retrospectively analyzed. The T-stage distribution was 18.8% in T1, 54.6% in T2 (T2a, 41(More)
The current study was conducted to compare neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) with concurrent chemotherapy for efficacy, toxicities and compliance of locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Eligible patients were randomized to NACT + radiotherapy (RT) + adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) arm or concurrent chemoradiotherapy(CCRT) + AC arm. Two arms(More)
BACKGROUND Second primary tumors (SPTs) have a substantial impact on survival in cancer patients. However, risk factors for SPTs have not been documented well, especially in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The objective of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate such risks in patients with NPC after they received definitive radiation treatment. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of multiple diagnostic methods in the head and neck tumor. METHODS One hundred and ninety-six patients without definite pathological diagnosis referred from other hospitals were included in this retrospective study. All patients had a biopsy or fine needle aspiration (FNA) of the suspected region after detailed medical(More)
We investigated the value of magnetic resonance sialography for evaluating xerostomia induced by intensity-modulated radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Fourteen patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma were treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy. Salivary function was assessed by magnetic resonance sialography and subjective evaluation criteria(More)
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