Thyroid neoplasms after radiation therapy for adolescent acne vulgaris.

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There is a potential hazard of thyroid cancer after exposure to external irradiation for the treatment of adolescent acne vulgaris. We noted a 60% incidence of thyroid carcinoma among 20 patients with such a history, who were operated on for thyroid nodules during a five-year period. Eighty-three percent of the patients with carcinoma had either a… (More)

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@article{Paloyan1978ThyroidNA, title={Thyroid neoplasms after radiation therapy for adolescent acne vulgaris.}, author={Edward Paloyan and Andy Lawrence}, journal={Archives of dermatology}, year={1978}, volume={114 1}, pages={53-5} }