Radiation-induced oesophagitis in lung cancer patients. Is susceptibility for neutropenia a risk factor?
De Ruysscher, Dirk × Van Meerbeeck, J Vandecasteele, K Oberije, C Pijls, M Dingemans, A. M. C Reymen, B van Baardwijk, A Wanders, R Lammering, G Lambin, P De Neve, W #
Urban & Vogel
Strahlentherapie und Onkologie vol:188 issue:7 pages:564-567
Radiation-induced oesophagitis is a major side effect of concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. A strong association between neutropenia and oesophagitis was previously shown, but external validation and further elucidation of the possible mechanisms are lacking.