Multinodular goiter

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


70 year old lady with long standing goiter of 50 years now presenting with difficulty in breathing

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female


Large neck mass lesion cuffing the upper airway and extending to overlie the apices of both lungs. Areas of foca hyperdensities seen within suggestive of calcification within. 


Contrast enhanced neck CT

Massive symmetric nodular enlargement of both lobes of thyroid extending from skull base caudally till the manubrium causing significant airway compression. 

Case Discussion

The word goiter (or goiter) is derived from the latin word guttur, meaning throat, and is generally referred to as an enlargement of the thyroid gland

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Case information

rID: 18398
Published: 4th Jul 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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