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
Goitre
Aggravates:
Thyroid cancer
Subject(s):
Medicine Glandular system
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST