Problem

Diffuse goitre

Nature:

A goitre, or goiter, is a swelling in the neck resulting from an enlarged thyroid gland. A goitre can be associated with a thyroid that is not functioning properly.

Worldwide, over 90% of goitre cases are caused by iodine deficiency. The term is from the Latin gutturia, meaning throat. Most goitres are of a benign nature.

Broader Problems:
Goitre
Values:
Diffuseness
Subject(s):
Medicine Glandular system
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
30.12.2017 – 12:38 CET