nodular goitre

nodular goitre

A swelling of the thyroid gland that features multiple, small, hard lumps. Simple multinodular goitre may be due to long periods of iodine deficiency. A single nodule in the thyroid should be considered potentially malignant and should be removed for examination.
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Nodular goitre - where solid or fluid-filled lumps called nodules develop within the thyroid and make the thyroid gland feel lumpy - the nodules can be single or many and may contain fluid (cysts)
Jarhult, "High long term recurrence rate after subtotal thyroidectomy for nodular goitre," The European Journal of Surgery, vol.
Some authors prefer to perform a partial excision after a recurrence of benign nodular goitre [3].
Toxic nodular disease was diagnosed on the grounds of a nodular goitre and a focal increase in radionuclide uptake.
She underwent subtotal thyroidectomy 8 years ago for nodular goitre. The resected specimen has revealed follicular adenoma in the left lobe of the thyroid gland, but no sign of medullary thyroid cancer or hyperplasia.
These four cases of follicular neoplasm were diagnosed as follicular adenoma, insular variant of papillary carcinoma, hyalinizing trabecular tumor, and nodular goitre, with each one case.
Thyroid auto-antibodies, lymphocytic infiltration and the development of post-operative hypothyroidism following hemithyroidectomy for non-toxic nodular goitre. J R Coll Surg Edinb 2001;46:86-90.
[6,7] Nodular goitre can occur as a result of an endemic goitre due to iodine deficiency in the soil, water or food.
The most common benign lesion was nodular goitre, inflammatory lesion was thyroiditis (Table 6 and Figure 8).
Nodular goitre occurs both endemically, mainly related to iodine deficiency when goitre prevalence in every age group within a population is more than 5% and sporadically when this number is 5% or less.
The above data indicates Nodular Goitre to be the most common cytological diagnosis in both cases amounting to 36% in TT and 52% in STT followed by Colloid Nodular Goitre.

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