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dc.contributor.authorAhmed, S Rafeeqen
dc.contributor.authorShalet, Stephen Men
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-02T14:17:49Z
dc.date.available2010-12-02T14:17:49Z
dc.date.issued1985-04
dc.identifier.citationGonadal damage due to radioactive iodine (I131) treatment for thyroid carcinoma. 1985, 61 (714):361-2 Postgrad Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0032-5473
dc.identifier.pmid4022871
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/pgmj.61.714.361
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/116944
dc.description.abstractPapillary carcinoma of the thyroid is the most common type of thyroid cancer and is associated with a good prognosis. Complications of treatment with surgery and radioiodine are uncommon. We report the case of a 13 year old boy who developed testicular damage following treatment with radioactive iodine 350 mCi for a papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. Four years after radioiodine treatment there has been no suggestion of recovery of spermatogenesis. Detailed follow-up studies of similarly treated young patients are required to define the incidence of this complication and to determine its reversibility.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectThyroid Canceren
dc.subject.meshAdolescent
dc.subject.meshCarcinoma, Papillary
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshIodine Radioisotopes
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshRadiation Injuries
dc.subject.meshSpermatogenesis
dc.subject.meshTesticular Diseases
dc.subject.meshThyroid Neoplasms
dc.titleGonadal damage due to radioactive iodine (I131) treatment for thyroid carcinoma.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Endocrinology, Christie Hospital & Holt Radium Institute, Withington, Manchester, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalPostgraduate Medical Journalen
html.description.abstractPapillary carcinoma of the thyroid is the most common type of thyroid cancer and is associated with a good prognosis. Complications of treatment with surgery and radioiodine are uncommon. We report the case of a 13 year old boy who developed testicular damage following treatment with radioactive iodine 350 mCi for a papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. Four years after radioiodine treatment there has been no suggestion of recovery of spermatogenesis. Detailed follow-up studies of similarly treated young patients are required to define the incidence of this complication and to determine its reversibility.


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