EDWIN M. KNIGHTS, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.C.P.; EDUARDO PHILLIPS, M.D., F.A.C.S.
To the editor: Tony Christensson's report (Ann Intern Med 89:216-217, 1978) on the possible relation between hyperparathyroidism and previous neck irradiation is timely. It is becoming increasingly apparent that parathyroid abnormalities, as well as thyroid carcinoma, can be a sequel to such irradiation. They may occur simultaneously, as illustrated by a case we recently encountered.
A 53-year-old housewife was found on routine examination to have a mass about 0.2 cm. in diameter on the anterior right side of her neck. A 1-cm mass was also felt in the left lobe of the thyroid. Both moved upward with swallowing and were
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KNIGHTS EM, PHILLIPS E. Thyroid and Parathyroid Lesions After Radiation. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:725–726. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-5-725_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(5_Part_1):725-726.
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