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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02685908
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
  • 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.