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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The clinical diagnosis of this case after all the relevant investigations was ectopic goitre in the mediastinum.
According to her, a doctor should be consulted urgently if there is a rapidly enlarging goitre or nodules in the neck, as these might be an indication of thyroid cancer.
All the cases of simple multinodular goitre subjected to a TT in the 15-year period between January 2001 and December 2015 were enrolled in the study.
These symptoms were aggravated two years back after the death of her daughter who, too, had a large goitre, and died during her caesarian section in some private hospital.
6 billion people are at risk of iodine deficiency disorders, and of these 655 million are affected by goitre.
In 1995, doctors at the endocrinology department of SKIMS, which is the Valley's primary health institute, had shown prevalence of goitre among 45 per cent of schoolchildren, besides very low urinary iodine levels.
Selenium and zinc deficiency should be considered in individuals who are found to have iodine deficiency especially in endemic goitre regions.
Goitre in school children versus use of iodized salt in Peshawar.
The disorders include Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Goitre, Thyroiditis, Cretinism (Congenital hypothyroidism), thyroid cancer etc.
Iodine deficiency can lead to goitre, serious brain damage in embryos and newborns, and slow physical and mental development in children.