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Evaluation of the value of ENI in radiotherapy for cervical and upper thoracic esophageal cancer: a retrospective analysis.

Yazarlar : Liu M, Zhao K, Chen Y, Jiang GL.

Yayın : Radiat Oncol.

Yayın Yılı : 2014

Pubmed Linki : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25344056

Konu : Radyasyon Onkolojisi

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Abstract

BackgroundA retrospective study to compare the failure patterns and effects of elective nodal irradiation (ENI) or involved field irradiation (IFI) for cervical and upper thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) patients.MethodsOne hundred and sixty nine patients with the cervical and upper thoracic esophageal SCC were analyzed retrospectively; 99 patients (59%) underwent IFI and 70 patients (41%) received ENI. We defined ¿Out-PTVifi in-PTVeni metastasis¿ as lymph node metastasis occurring in the cervical prophylactic field of PTVeni thus out of PTVifi.ResultsOut-PTVifi in-PTVeni cervical node metastasis occurred in 8% of patients in the IFI group, all within 2 years after treatment. However, it occurred in 10% of patients in the ENI group, and these failures happened gradually since one year after treatments. No difference was found in OS and the incidences of Grade¿¿¿3 treatment-related esophageal and lung toxicities between the two groups.ConclusionsENI for cervical and upper thoracic esophageal SCC patients did not bring longer OS and better long-term control of cervical lymph nodes. Although ENI might delay cervical nodes progression in elective field; it could not decrease the incidence of these failures


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