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Risk Factors for Radiation-Induced Hypothyroidism

Purpose:

To identify a patient who may be at risk for hypothyroidism following external beam radiation to the neck based on the study of Vogelius et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

risk factors, response to therapy, complication detection

ICD-10:

E03.2

Description:

Vogelius et al performed a meta-analysis to identify risk factors for radiation-induced hypothyroidism. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from closer monitoring of thyroid function. The authors are from the University of Copenhagen and University of Wisconsin.

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