Local recurrence of differentiated thyroid carcinoma effectively treated by local injection of OK-432

R. Kato, T. Kobayashi, Masazumi Watanabe, M. Kawamura, K. Kikuchi, K. Kobayashi, T. Ishihara

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Abstract

Local recurrence of differentiated thyroid carcinoma in a 67-year-old woman was treated by topical injection of OK-432 every 2-4 weeks. Recurrent tumors turned into small scar-like tissues after 9 months of OK-432 administration. The bleeding from the tumor was well controlled. Secondary recurrent tumors were also effectively treated in the same manner. About 2 years have passed since the start of the treatment and the local recurrence is well controlled. We conclude that topical injection of OK-432 might be a good modality of treatment for the local recurrence of thyroid carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-555
Number of pages3
JournalNippon Geka Gakkai zasshi
Volume93
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1992 May

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Kato, R., Kobayashi, T., Watanabe, M., Kawamura, M., Kikuchi, K., Kobayashi, K., & Ishihara, T. (1992). Local recurrence of differentiated thyroid carcinoma effectively treated by local injection of OK-432. Nippon Geka Gakkai zasshi, 93(5), 553-555.