A goiter is the abnormal increase in the size of your thyroid gland, a gland in the neck. Goiters have many possible causes, including iodine deficiency. The primary symptom of a goiter is noticeable swelling in your neck.
A goitre from the Latin gutteria, struma) is a swelling of the neck or larynx
resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland (thyromegaly), associated with a
May 26, 2015 ... Goiter is a noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid gland. The most common
cause of goiter worldwide is iodine deficiency in the diet. Goiter ...
Definition: A non-cancerous enlargement
of the thyroid gland
. The enlargement
may be visible, especially as a swelling in the front of the neck.
Goiter can result from iodine deficiency, a viral or bacterial inflammation of the thyroid
, autoimmune thyroid
disease, hyp... More »
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A swelling in the neck may be due to an enlarged thyroid gland, often called a
goitre. It can consist of one (solitary) or more (multinodular) lumps or nodules or ...
Mar 23, 2015 ... A goiter is an abnormally large thyroid gland. A goiter develops either because
the whole gland is swollen or the gland has multiple growths or ...
Thyroid disorders can range from a small, harmless goiter (enlarged gland) that
needs no treatment to life-threatening cancer. The most common thyroid ...
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