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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Total thyroidectomy results in a rapid, reliable resolution of hyperthyroidism and removal of multinodular goitre, requires no re-treatment.
'If hypothyroidism is left untreated, It can lead to goitre, miscarriages, infertility, heart problems and birth defects," Mutuma said.
Surgical approach to retrosternal goitre: do we still need sternotomy?
Diffuse goitre - where the entire thyroid gland swells and feels smooth to the touch
A 33-year-old male who was diagnosed with MAS suffered from dyspnoea at bedtime for several months and was diagnosed with giant goitre at another clinic.
[1] described a similar patient with a large retrosternal calcified goitre which has had similar obstructive symptoms.
Indications for surgical treatment were based on jointly accepted criteria used in the clinic, that is, compressive symptoms, progression in goitre size, and cosmetic reasons.
'Auto-immunity (a failure of the body's immune system) is another common cause of goitre and thyroid dysfunction.
'A doctor should be consulted urgently if there is a rapid enlarging of goitre or nodules in the neck as these may indicate thyroid cancer,' Dr Ahsan maintained.
Incidence of cancer in nodular goitres. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2007;36(4):241-3.
Clinical diagnosis shows 56% were have solitary thyroid nodule, 32% had diffuse thyroid nodule, 6% had multinodular goitre, and 6% had cystic lesion.
Snedden, "Prevalence and geographical distribution of endemic goitre," Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol.