Radiation-induced fibrosarcoma of the thyroid.


A rare thyroid tumour is described. It started as a papillary cytoadenoma 20 years ago, followed by the appearance of a papillary adenocarcinoma 6 years later. At that time most of the tumour was excised, except for a small portion which had invaded the trachea. Post-operatively 6,000 rads of Co60 was given to the neck; the tumour remained quiescent for 18 years until two years ago, when a recurring fibrosarcoma appeared in her neck. It is suggested that this tumour was a radiation-induced sarcoma.

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@article{Tamada1984RadiationinducedFO, title={Radiation-induced fibrosarcoma of the thyroid.}, author={Aakira Tamada and Kazuo Makimoto and Yosuke Tasaka and Yoshihiko Nakamoto and Hiroki Iwasaki and Hideaki Yamabe}, journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology}, year={1984}, volume={98 10}, pages={1063-6} }