Problem

Multinodal goitre

Nature:
Multinodal goitres usually develop from simple goitres. The enlarging goitre can cause compression of neck structures such as trachea or oesophagus. Malignancy is low: 3-5% of cases. Such goitres may be associated with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
Incidence:
Most commonly affects middle aged women and can occur sporadically or endemically.
Broader Problems:
Goitre
Narrower Problems:
Hashimoto's disease
Aggravates:
Thyroid cancer
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Glandular system
Date of last update
29.04.1999 – 00:00 CEST