[Late effects of ionizing radiations on the thyroid gland].

  title={[Late effects of ionizing radiations on the thyroid gland].},
  author={Alain M Monnier},
  journal={Cancer radiotherapie : journal de la Societe francaise de radiotherapie oncologique},
  volume={1 6},
  • Alain M Monnier
  • Published 1997 in
    Cancer radiotherapie : journal de la Societe…
The thyroid is the purest endocrine gland in the body and is likely to produce clinically significant abnormalities after external radiotherapy. Functional clinical modifications after direct irradiation exceeding 30 Gy are essentially related to hypothyroidism which may be clinically overt or subclinical with normal serum free thyroxine levels and high thyrotropin concentrations; the risk of hyperthyroidism, silent thyroiditis and Hashimoto's disease is also increased. Secondary hypothyroidism… CONTINUE READING