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Table 4 Irradiation-related adverse effects in 150 patients with cervical cancer who were treated with californium-252 neutron brachytherapy combined with external-beam radiotherapy

From: Californium-252 neutron brachytherapy combined with external pelvic radiotherapy plus concurrent chemotherapy for cervical cancer: a retrospective clinical study

Adverse effect Total Grade I Grade II Grade III Grade IV
Irradiation-related proctitis 150 (100) 134 (89.3) 13 (8.7) 2 (1.3) 1 (0.7)
Radiocystitis 148 (98.7) 130 (86.7) 11 (7.3) 7 (4.7) 0 (0.0)
Rectovaginal fistula 3 (2.0) NA NA NA NA
Down-bearing distention of the anus 75 (50.0) NA NA NA NA
  1. All values are presented as number of patients followed by percentage in parentheses
  2. NA not applicable