HARRISON J. L. FRANK, M.D.; MICHAEL W. ASHCRAFT, M.D.
To the editor: We must disagree with the statement in the review of radiation-related thyroid dysfunction by Schimpff and colleagues (1) in a recent issue that there are no reports of patients who have developed thyroid carcinoma after radiation for Hodgkin's disease. Weshler and colleagues (2) recently reported the case of a 22-year old patient who developed adenocarcinoma of thyroid 16 years after receiving 2000 rad to the head and neck region for treatment of Hodgkin's disease. Fuks and associates (3) described a similar case. A review of 631 cases treated for Hodgkin's disease at UCLA from 1955 to 1979
FRANK HJL, ASHCRAFT MW. Thyroid Carcinoma After Radiation for Hodgkin's Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:145–146. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-1-145
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(1_Part_1):145-146.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Leukemia/Lymphoma, Thyroid Disorders.
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