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Table 1 Treatment response, as determined by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), during and after treatment in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and hypertrophic adenoids

From: Hypertrophic adenoids in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma: appearance at magnetic resonance imaging before and after treatment

Assessment point No. of patients Hypertrophic adenoid response NPC response
Approximately 10 days after the end of neoadjuvant chemotherapy 28 SD, 27; PR, 1 PR, 18; near-CR, 6; CR, 4
Three months after the end of CRT or RT    
Patients who did not receive neoadjuvant chemotherapy 12 PR, 12 CR, 12
All patients 40 PR, 33; near-CR, 7 CR, 40
Six months after the end of CRT or RT (all patients) 40 PR, 13; near-CR, 27 CR, 40
  1. SD, stable disease; PR, partial response; CR, complete response; near-CR, very good partial response; CRT, chemoradiotherapy; RT, radiotherapy.