Riedel thyroiditis

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Rie·del thy·roi·di·tis

(rē'del),
a rare fibrous induration of the thyroid gland, with adhesion to adjacent structures, which may cause tracheal compression.

Rie·del thy·roid·i·tis

(rē'del thī'roy-dī'tis)
A rare fibrous induration of the thyroid gland, with adhesion to adjacent structures, which may cause tracheal compression.

Riedel thyroiditis

A rare form of thyroiditis characterized by fibrotic destruction of the thyroid gland. The fibrotic tissue extends beyond the capsule of the gland into the surrounding structures of the neck and may develop sufficiently to compress the trachea. The cause is unknown.

Riedel,

Bernhard M.C.L., German surgeon, 1846-1916.
Riedel disease - Synonym(s): Riedel thyroiditis
Riedel frontal ethmoidectomy
Riedel lobe - tonguelike process extending downward from the right lobe of the liver lateral to the gallbladder. Synonym(s): lobus appendicularis; lobus linguiformis
Riedel struma - Synonym(s): Riedel thyroiditis
Riedel syndrome - Synonym(s): Riedel thyroiditis
Riedel thyroiditis - a rare fibrous induration of the thyroid, with adhesion to adjacent structures, which may cause tracheal compression. Synonym(s): chronic fibrous thyroiditis; ligneous struma; ligneous thyroiditis; Riedel disease; Riedel struma; Riedel syndrome