Multinodular goiter: an unusual case presentation

Authors

  • Abhishek Kunal Department of General Surgery, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
  • Shreyas Bhadaranavar Department of General Surgery, Dr D Y Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Balaji Dhaigude Department of General Surgery, Dr D Y Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Ramachandra Bharadwaj Department of General Surgery, Dr D Y Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra

Keywords:

Thyroid gland, Multinodular, Retrosternal, Goiter

Abstract

Goitrous enlargement of the thyroid gland usually presents as a nontender anterior neck mass. Asymptomatic patients may be treated medically, which often reduces the size of the gland or avoids progression of the disease. Neglected or ineffectively treated cases may grow beyond the confines of the gland, which primarily occurs caudally into the mediastinum. In this paper, we present a patient with multinodular goiter with a large retrosternal component.

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Published

2017-01-05

How to Cite

Kunal, A., Bhadaranavar, S., Dhaigude, B., & Bharadwaj, R. (2017). Multinodular goiter: an unusual case presentation. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 3(1), 354–356. Retrieved from https://www.msjonline.org/index.php/ijrms/article/view/1273

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Case Reports