A randomized controlled trial of orbital radiotherapy versus sham irradiation in patients with mild Graves' ophthalmopathy.

Abstract

Radiotherapy is often used in Graves' ophthalmopathy, but its efficacy has been doubted. We compared its efficacy with sham irradiation in mild ophthalmopathy. In a double-blind randomized trial, 44 patients received orbital irradiation, and 44 were sham-irradiated. The primary outcome was assessed using major and minor criteria. As secondary outcome, we… (More)

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@article{Prummel2004ARC, title={A randomized controlled trial of orbital radiotherapy versus sham irradiation in patients with mild Graves' ophthalmopathy.}, author={Mark F. Prummel and Caroline B Terwee and Martin N. Gerding and Lelio Baldeschi and Maarten Ph. Mourits and Leo E C M Blank and Friedo Wilhelm Dekker and Wilmar Maarten Wiersinga}, journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism}, year={2004}, volume={89 1}, pages={15-20} }