Higher Hematogenous Metastatic Rate Associated with Thrombocytosis in Patients with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

王 博民, 黃 淑珍, 許 博智(Poh-Chih Hsu), 丁 禮莉(Lai-Lei Ting), 方 麗麗, 雷 德

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Abstract

One thousand one hundred and eighty-nine patients were treated in this hospital with radiation therapy for nasopharyngeal cancer from 1984 to 1989. Among them, 608 were eligible by retrospective analysis, according to their first visit platelet counts. Thrombocytosis or platelet counts>400,000/ul was noticed at the initiation of radiotherapy in 37(6.1%)of the 608. They were been compared with those with normal platelet counts. The hematogenous metastatic rate for the 37 patients with thrombocytosis was 89.1%, whereas, for the 571 patients without thrombocytosis, it was 16.8% (P<0.005). Thrombocytosis is a significant indicator of an increased hematogenous metastatic rate in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
Translated title of the contribution血小板過高之鼻咽癌患者合併較高之血行轉移率
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Volume19
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 血液,血小板
  • 鼻咽,腫瘤
  • 鼻咽,放射治療
  • 腫瘤,轉移
  • Blood, platelets
  • nasopharynx, neoplasms
  • nasopharynx, therapeutic radiology
  • neoplasms, metastases

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