Retrobulbar irradiation for thyroid-associated orbitopathy: double-blind comparison between 2.4 and 16 Gy.

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PURPOSE Retrobulbar irradiation is used as a standard therapy for thyroid-associated orbitopathy. The evidence of its effectiveness is, however, scarce. Doses from 2.5 to 20 Gy have been recommended. METHODS Forty-three patients with active thyroid-associated orbitopathy were irradiated with 2.4 Gy and 43 with 16 Gy. Five measures of outcome were used: (1… (More)

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@article{Gerling2003RetrobulbarIF, title={Retrobulbar irradiation for thyroid-associated orbitopathy: double-blind comparison between 2.4 and 16 Gy.}, author={J{\"u}rgen Gerling and Guntram Kommerell and Karl Henne and J{\"o}rg Laubenberger and Juergen Schulte-Moenting and Peter Fells}, journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics}, year={2003}, volume={55 1}, pages={182-9} }