Carcinoma of the male breast following thymic irradiation

Radiology. 1975 Aug;116(02):413-4. doi: 10.1148/116.2.413.


A white male teenager with carcinoma of the breast had received radiation therapy for an asymptomatic enlarged thymus on the second, fourth and seventh days of life. The dose delivered to the infant breasts, the latent period, and the unusually young age of the patient suggest that the malignancy was related to the course of radiotherapy.

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / etiology*
  • Adolescent
  • Breast Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / radiotherapy*
  • Male
  • Radiotherapy / adverse effects*
  • Radiotherapy Dosage
  • Thymus Hyperplasia / radiotherapy*