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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Hashimoto thyroiditis (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) is the most common disease of the thyroid gland in children and adolescents and the leading cause of aquired hypothyroidism and goitre in regions without endemic iodide deficiency.
The second phase (April-July 2008) of the study was a case-control study in which children with goitre (taken as cases) were compared with age and sex matched controls (children without goitre) from the same cohort.
The development of a delayed haematoma in the presence of a goitre and impaired consciousness postoperatively increase the danger of airway obstruction (5,6).
Goitre is usually seen with iodine intakes of less than 50 [micro]g/day and cretinism can occur with intakes of less than 30 [micro]g/day in the mother; (12) both may be exacerbated by coexisting selenium deficiency and/or consumption of goitregens.
It is usually quite innocent and people often have small goitres without being aware of them.
You should certainly not take medication until the reason for your goitre is confirmed.
The number of people suffering from goitre has also come down.
Thyroidectomy under local anaesthesia: Experience with giant goitres.
Endemic goitre in central China caused by excessive iodine intake.
The training covered all key aspects of the survey, including operation of the PDA, interviewing techniques, clinical assessment of goitre, collection of salt and urine samples, practice sessions, and field testing.
The Thomases also claimed the reserve prize with another third calver, the August-calved Jersey cow Goitre Fach Deuges.
He had been travelling from his workplace in Swansea when his silver Seat Ibiza was in collision with another car near the Goitre Lane underpass.