Incidence of hypothyroidism after radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Ulger S., Ulger Z., Yildiz F., Ozyar E.

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.24, no.1, pp.91-94, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02685908
  • Journal Name: MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-94
  • Keywords: hypothyroidism, radiotherapy, nasopharyngeal cancer, thyroid gland, THYROID-DYSFUNCTION, HODGKINS-DISEASE, NECK IRRADIATION, CHEMOTHERAPY, CHILDHOOD, CANCER, HEAD
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Objectives: The thyroid gland is frequently affected by radiotherapy applied for the treatment of head and neck tumors. Hypothyroidism is observed as a late side effect of radiotherapy, especially seen in the patients who have surgery in the treatment procedure.