Problem

Goitre


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Thyroid goitre
Enlargement of thyroid gland
Nature:
Any dramatic enlargement of the thyroid gland is called a goitre. Goitres are often removed because of cosmetic reasons or, more commonly, because they compress other vital structures of the neck including the trachea and the oesophagus making breathing and swallowing difficult. Sometimes goitres will actually grow into the chest where they can cause trouble as well.
Broader Problems:
Thyroid disorders
Values:
Malignancy
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.03.2003 – 00:00 CET