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Goitre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (585 words)
A "diffuse goitre" is a goitre that has spread through all of the thyroid (and is contrasted with a "simple goitre", "single thyroid nodule" and "multinodular goitre").
The most common cause for goitre in the world is iodine deficiency (E01), which causes goitre in a widespread way in an iodine deficient population.
Goitre was previously common in many areas that were deficient in iodine in the soil.
Dental Seminars 2002 Third Year BDS Surgery Diseases of the Thyroid Gland 2 Objectives 1 (668 words)
Goitre is a non-specific term describing enlargement of the thyroid gland.
Shape - Is the goitre diffuse, is it a solitary nodule or is it multinodular?
Neoplasia - Is the goitre benign or malignant?
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