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Radiotherapy-associated euthyroid Graves ophthalmopathy following floor-of-mouth surgery: A case report

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September 1, 2008
by James J. Jaber, MD, PhD, Frank J. Thomas, MD, Mathew J. Carfrae, MD, and Lisa T. Galati, MD


The thyroid gland is commonly included in the radiation field during treatment of nonthyroidal neoplastic disease of the head and neck. As a result, thyroid abnormalities sometimes occur following external irradiation. We report an unusual case of radiotherapy-associated Graves ophthalmopathy 5 months after adjuvant external irradiation of the head and neck in a euthyroid patient who had undergone wide local excision of squamous cell carcinoma from the floor of the mouth.

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