Probable risk of tumour induction after retro-orbital irradiation for Graves' ophthalmopathy

A. Snijders-Keilholz*, R. J.W. De Keizer, B. M. Goslings, E. W.C.M. Van Dam, J. Th M. Jansen, J. J. Broerse

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Retrobulbar irradiation for Graves' ophthalmopathy is considered as a safe treatment and has recently been recommended as the initial treatment for patients with moderately severe eye problems. However, calculations using risk factors presently known reveal a theoretical risk of radiation-induced cancer of 1.2%. Therefore, the authors suggest that this treatment should be reserved for the elderly patient, for example above the age of 40-50 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-71
Number of pages3
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

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