Radiation and Environmental Biophysics

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 283–288

Thyroid carcinoma: A follow-up study of 11 years

  • F. Ritzl
  • G. Siebers
  • C. Neumann
  • E. K. Ritzl
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01221973

Cite this article as:
Ritzl, F., Siebers, G., Neumann, C. et al. Radiat Environ Biophys (1987) 26: 283. doi:10.1007/BF01221973

Summary

During a follow-up of 11 years of thyroid carcinoma 136 patients were repeatedly examined. 43% papillary, 43% follicular, 11% anaplastic and 2% medullary carcinomas was found. The incidence of these types of carcinoma differed considerably; the frequency peak of papillary carcinomas was reached in 45-year-old humans, that of the follicular carcinomas in people aged 60, that of the anaplastic carcinomas in 70-year-old humans.

84% of the patients was female. Classification in pTNM-system: 8% in pT1, 27% in pT2, 12% in pT3 and 49% in pT4. Local and distant metastases were found at a low rate equally in pT1, pT2 and pT3; 26% of patients in pT4 had local metastases and 18% had distant ones in addition. There were 6 patients with metastases of a differentiated adenocarcinoma accumulating no 131-iodine and with no thyroglobulin in serum. 29% of patients had after thyroidectomy an unilateral paresis of the nervus recurrens and 4% a bilateral one. 26% of patients had a permanent hypoparathyroidism after thyroidectomy.

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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Ritzl
    • 1
  • G. Siebers
    • 1
  • C. Neumann
    • 1
  • E. K. Ritzl
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik für Nuklearmedizin der Städtischen Kliniken WuppertalWuppertal 2Federal Republic of Germany