Carotid stenosis prevalence after radiotherapy in nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A meta-analysis.

Affiliation

Department of Neurology, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China; Guangdong Province Key Laboratory of Brain Function and Disease, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China; Laboratory of RNA and Major Diseases of Brain and Heart, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, China. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Radiotherapy (RT) is the most effective treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) but may cause stenosis of the carotid arteries. This meta-analysis evaluates the prevalence of carotid stenosis after radiation therapy.

Keywords

Carotid stenosis,Meta-analysis,Nasopharyngeal carcinoma,Radiotherapy,Ultrasound scan,