goitre

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goitre

(US), goiter
Pathol a swelling of the thyroid gland, in some cases nearly doubling the size of the neck, usually caused by under- or overproduction of hormone by the gland
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Our goals were (1) to determine the incidence of carcinoma in multinodular goiters that necessitated surgical resection and (2) to compare the incidence of carcinoma arising in dominant and nondominant nodules.
In matched groups, there were 8 male and 22 female patients in goiters with fibrosis (50.
Approach to management of the patient with primary or secondary intrathoracic goiter.
Globally, endemic goiter is prevalent in different regions of the world and is caused by iodine deficiency.
Total versus subtotal thyroidectomy for the management of benign multinodular goiter in an endemic region.
In case of suspicion, go for biopsy of the dominant nodule in case of multinodular goiter.
Urinary iodine and goiter prevalence in Belarus: experience of the Belarus-American cohort study of thyroid cancer and other thyroid diseases following the Chornobyl nuclear accident.
Initial evaluation of palpable goiter with a normal thyrotropin
1-3 Benign nodular goiter constitutes the most common endocrine disorder requiring surgical treatment, especially in places with a high prevalence of dietary iodine deficiency.
In general about half of the patients who develop recurrence of benign goiter require surgical re-excision which carries a greatly increased risk of permanent complications.
The goiter size was graded according to the criteria recommended by WHO, UNICEF and the international Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (as grade- 0 no goiter, grade- 1 goiter palpable but not visible, grade-2 goiters visible when neck is in normal position10.