Hypothyroidism in patients treated with total laryngectomy. A multivariate study

  title={Hypothyroidism in patients treated with total laryngectomy. A multivariate study},
  author={X. L{\'o}on and Juan Ram{\'o}n Gras and Antonio Romera Perez and Jos{\'e} L Venegas Rodr{\'i}guez and Luis C. de Andr{\'e}s and C{\'e}sar Or{\'u}s and Miquel Quer},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
One of the complications of the treatment of head and neck carcinoma patients is hypothyroidism. The objective of our study was to quantify the prevalence of hypothyroidism in patients with laryngeal or hypopharyngeal cancer treated with a total laryngectomy and to evaluate the importance of different variables in the appearance of hypothyroidism in this group of patients. A transversal study in 182 patients treated with total laryngectomy between 1986 and 1998 was carried out. TSH and FT4 were… CONTINUE READING
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