Results of radiotherapy for thyroid ophthalmopathy.

  title={Results of radiotherapy for thyroid ophthalmopathy.},
  author={Howard Mark Sandler and James H Rubenstein and Barbara L Fowble and Robert C. Sergott and Peyer J Savino and Thomas M. Bosley},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={17 4},
Between October, 1978 and August, 1986, 35 patients with thyroid ophthalmopathy were treated with radiotherapy. Twenty-eight patients had treatment with corticosteroids prior to radiotherapy and either progressed on steroids or relapsed during tapering. Seven patients with contraindications to steroids were treated primarily with radiotherapy. After radiotherapy, 25 patients (71%) did not require any further steroids or orbital decompression and ten (29%) failed. Patients who required steroids… CONTINUE READING

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