A goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland that is not associated with cancer. There are several kinds that can occur. A simple goiter, which usually occurs when the thyroid gland is not able to produce enough thyroid hormone, may be classified as either an endemic (colloid) goiter or a sporadic (nontoxic) goiter.
Patient handout discusses the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. [PDF]
Describes the background, pathophysiology, frequency, and clinical features of thyroid enlargement. By eMedicine.
NHS Choices: Goitre
Provides information on this abnormal swelling of the thyroid gland. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
A genetic condition associated with deafness and goiter.
An inherited autosomal recessive condition which consists of deafness from the time of birth and enlargement of the thyroid gland. From MedicineNet.
Describes the causes of thyroid enlargement. Contains photos and illustrations. By EndocrineWeb.
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