Chernobyl; Fukushima Childhood cancer; nuclear fallout; papillary thyroid carcinoma; radiation exposure; surgery

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Post-Chernobyl incidence of papillary thyroid cancer among Belgian children less than 15 years of age in April 1986: a 30-year surgical experience

Sat, 23/04/2016 - 13:20 — Luc Michel
Objective: We raised the question of a possible relationship in Belgium between the occurrence
of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and age of children (<15 years) at the time of the
Chernobyl nuclear plant accident in April 1986.
Setting: Referral university centre for endocrine surgery.
Material and methods: Thirty-year prospective study of the experience of a surgical team
with PTC since the Chernobyl accident, taken out of 2349 patients operated on for any thyroid
lesions from April 1986 to Apri