Incidence of hypothyroidism following multimodality treatment for advanced squamous cell cancer of the head and neck.

@article{Posner1984IncidenceOH,
  title={Incidence of hypothyroidism following multimodality treatment for advanced squamous cell cancer of the head and neck.},
  author={Marshall Roy Posner and Thomas J. Ervin and David Miller and Richard L. Fabian and Charles M Norris and Ralph R. Weichselbaum and Carsten Rose},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={1984},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={451-54}
}
The incidence of chemical hypothyroidism, as manifested by elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels, has been estimated to be as high as 25% after radiation therapy and 45% after radiation therapy and surgery to the neck for treatment of nodal metastases from squamous carcinoma of the head and neck. We prospectively evaluated 43 previously untreated patients seen in the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Interdisciplinary Head and Neck Service who were treated with aggressive combination… CONTINUE READING
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