Detection of local failures after management of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a prospective, controlled trial.

@article{Ragab2008DetectionOL,
  title={Detection of local failures after management of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a prospective, controlled trial.},
  author={Sameh M. Ragab and F A Erfan and Mohammed A Khalifa and Enas Mohamed Korayem and Hesham A Tawfik},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 11},
  pages={1230-4}
}
OBJECTIVES To conduct a prospective study (1) to evaluate and compare the efficacies of nasopharyngeal endoscopy and computed tomography in the diagnosis of local failure of external beam radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and (2) to assess whether multiple endoscopic nasopharyngeal biopsies are superior to a single, targeted biopsy, for the same purpose. METHODS Forty-six patients who had been treated with external beam radiotherapy for primary nasopharyngeal carcinoma were enrolled… CONTINUE READING
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