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November 12, 1973

Treatment of Hyperthyroidism With Sodium Iodide I 131Carcinoma of the Thyroid After 20 Years

JAMA. 1973;226(7):774-775. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03230070038008

A 38-year-old woman had papillary carcinoma of the thyroid when surgery for adenomatous goiter was performed 20 years after treatment of hyperthyroidism with sodium iodide I 131. To our knowledge, this is the ninth reported case of microscopically proved cancer following such therapy, and it is the one with the longest interval since treatment.