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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics

From: Improvement of a delayed swallowing reflex following treatment for advanced head and neck cancer

Number of patients53
Age (y) (median)18–82 (65)
Sex (male/female)37 / 16
Primary site
 Oral28
 Pharynx25
 Oropharynx17
 Hypopharynx8
Clinical stage
 III9
 IV44
Treatment
 Surgery23
 Chemoradiation22
 Surgery + Chemoradiation6
 Radiation2