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Table 3 Acute and late treatment-related toxicity

From: Clinical outcome after particle therapy for meningiomas of the skull base: toxicity and local control in patients treated with active rasterscanning

  Acute treatment-related toxicity Late treatment-related toxicity
Side effect low grade (CTCAE I-II) high grade (CTCAE III or higher) low grade (CTCAE I-II) high grade (CTCAE III or higher)
  n= % n= % n= % n= %
focal alopecia 70 63.6% 0 0.0% 1 0.9% 0 0.0%
fatigue 52 47.3% 0 0.0% 10 9.1% 1 0.9%
skin irritation 44 40.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
headache 25 22.7% 0 0.0% 10 9.1% 0 0.0%
nausea 23 20.9% 1 0.9% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
facial pain 12 10.9% 0 0.0% 2 1.8% 0 0.0%
dysgeusia 8 7.3% 0 0.0% 4 3.6% 0 0.0%
lymphedema 7 6.4% 0 0.0% 3 2.7% 0 0.0%
xerostomia 5 4.5% 0 0.0% 4 3.6% 0 0.0%
mucositis 1 0.9% 1 0.9% 1 0.9% 0 0.0%
radionecrosis 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 3 2.7%