Risk factors for pericardial effusion in inoperable esophageal cancer patients treated with definitive chemoradiation therapy.

PURPOSE To identify clinical and dosimetric factors influencing the risk of pericardial effusion (PCE) in patients with inoperable esophageal cancer treated with definitive concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS Data for 101 patients with inoperable esophageal cancer treated with concurrent chemotherapy and RT from 2000… (More)