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Short Interval Occurance of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Following Radiotherapy for Hodgkin’s Disease: a Case Report

Hope T. Jackson, Joshua P. Wiedermann, Cynthia A. Gingalewski

Abstract


Introduction: Hodgkin’s disease (HD) is a common pediatric malignancy that is treated with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. Although cure rates are very high (~90%), secondary malignancies are not uncommon and radiation has been shown to be a risk factor for their development. Secondary malignant neoplasms (SMNs) of the thyroid gland are common solid tumors found in patients treated for HD. Current literature shows that these SMNs generally appear an average of 5-15 years later, even in patients under surveillance.

Presentation of Case: We present 16 year old patient with secondary thyroid papillary carcinoma four years after completion of radiotherapy.

Conclusion: This case may have implications for the future management and post radiation care of these patients.


Keywords


Secondary Malignant Neoplasms; Papillary Carcinoma; Hodgkin’s Disease

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