colloid goiter


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colloid goiter

[¦käl‚ȯid ¦gȯid·ər]
(medicine)
A soft, diffuse enlargement of the thyroid gland in which colloid fills the acinar spaces.
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Among NNNI lesions, out of total 55 cases of colloid goiter, histopathological correlation done in 20 cases.
The commonest benign pathological lesion encountered was colloid goiter accounting for 60% of all thyroid lesions.
Limitation of thyroid FNAC we faced in this study is that: Since there is a group of lesions which overlap benign and malignant features, for instance, the distinction between a cellular colloid goiter and a follicular lesion was impossible so such cases had been excluded from the study [12,13].
Of the 100 cases, 57% cases were colloid goiter, 9% lymphocytic thyroiditis, 4% Hashimoto's thyroiditis, 6% Graves' disease, 6% follicular neoplasm, and 2% papillary carcinoma.
The histology though showed the features of a nodular colloid goiter.
Though it is seen that colloid goiter is the most common disorder of the thyroid gland, it is vital to distinguish the various types of thyroid nodules, as this will aid in deciding the further line of treatment.
The distribution of etiology among patients with Overt Hypothyroidism was as follows: Hashimotos thyroiditis in 12(60%), Nodular Goiter in 5(25%), Colloid Goiter in 2(10%), and Lymphocytic thyroiditis in 1(5%).
Lymphocytic thyroiditis was responsible for the goiter in 13 patients (68%) and 6 others (32%) had colloid goiter.
Benign thyroid lesions have been given as colloid goiter, adenomatous goiter, hyperplastic nodule and colloid cyst.
Out of 150 patients maximum numbers of patients were diagnosed with colloid goiter (Figure 1) with 98cases.
One patient initially diagnosed as malignancy turned out to be colloid goiter.
2) It may also be diagnostic for certain thyroid lesions, such as colloid goiter, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, papillary carcinoma, anaplastic carcinoma, large cell lymphoma, and metastatic carcinoma.