Multinodular goiter

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


Long-standing anterior neck swelling, slowly progressing in size.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Asymmetric multinodular enlargement of the thyroid gland with the right lobe larger than the left cranially extending just to the inferior margin of the hyoid, caudally stopping short of the top of the manubrium. It is displacing and compressing the tracheal air column. No significant lymphadenopathy.

Case Discussion

A typical case of a large multinodular goiter. It is important to look for retrosternal extension and extent of airway compression. 

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Case information

rID: 55680
Published: 20th Sep 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Vivid Diagnostic Centre

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