• A 23-year-old white man presented with a thyroid mass 12 years after receiving high-dose radiotherapy for a T2 and N1 lymphoepithelioma of the nasopharynx. Following subtotal thyroidectomy, a histopathologic examination revealed liposarcoma of the thyroid gland. The relationship between sarcomas and irradiation is described and Cahan and colleagues' criteria for radiation-induced sarcomas are reviewed. To our knowledge, we are presenting the first such case of a radiation-induced sarcoma of the thyroid gland.
(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115:991-993)
Griem KL, Robb PK, Caldarelli DD, Templeton AC. Radiation-Induced Sarcoma of the Thyroid. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(8):991–993. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860320101028
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