Box 3.4Gross anatomy and histology of a normal thyroid gland. WHO classification of a goitre

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Gross anatomy

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Histological appearance of normal thyroid follicles

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WHO classification of goiter.

This classification is useful for epidemiological studies but not for routine clinical practice.

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From: Chapter 3, The thyroid gland

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Endocrinology: An Integrated Approach.
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