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Goiter, Nodular

An enlarged THYROID GLAND containing multiple nodules (THYROID NODULE), usually resulting from recurrent thyroid HYPERPLASIA and involution over many years to produce the irregular enlargement. Multinodular goiters may be nontoxic or may induce THYROTOXICOSIS.

Year introduced: 1973(1971)

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Tree Number(s): C19.874.283.501

MeSH Unique ID: D006044

Entry Terms:

  • Goiters, Nodular
  • Nodular Goiters
  • Nodular Goiter

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