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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) 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, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-94


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.