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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


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


PR, 12

CR, 12

All patients


PR, 33; near-CR, 7

CR, 40

Six months after the end of CRT or RT (all patients)


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.