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goitre

(ˈɡɔɪtə) or

goiter

n
(Pathology) pathol a swelling of the thyroid gland, in some cases nearly doubling the size of the neck, usually caused by under- or overproduction of hormone by the gland
[C17: from French goitre, from Old French goitron, ultimately from Latin guttur throat]
ˈgoitred, ˈgoitered adj
ˈgoitrous adj
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Noun1.goitre - abnormally enlarged thyroid glandgoitre - abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet
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Translations

goitre

goiter (US) [ˈgɔɪtəʳ] Nbocio m
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goitre

[ˈgɔɪtər] goiter (US) ngoitre mgo-kart [ˈgəʊkɑːrt] n = go-cartgo-karting [ˈgəʊkɑːrtɪŋ] n = go-carting
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goitre

, (US) goiter
nKropf m
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goitre

goi£ter (Am) [ˈgɔɪtəʳ] ngozzo
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References in classic literature ?
The women of the smoky huts over whose roofs the two walked as they descended the mountains, were unlovely and unclean, wives of many husbands, and afflicted with goitre. The men were woodcutters when they were not farmers - meek, and of an incredible simplicity.
Here and there we passed Cszeks and slovaks, all in picturesque attire, but I noticed that goitre was painfully prevalent.
She had a goitre so enormous that it was scarcely possible to avoid gazing at her for a moment; but my two companions almost instantly, by way of apology, made the common salute of the country by taking off their hats.
The child carried in a sling by the laden peasant woman toiling home, was quieted with picked-up grapes; the idiot sunning his big goitre under the leaves of the wooden chalet by the way to the Waterfall, sat Munching grapes; the breath of the cows and goats was redolent of leaves and stalks of grapes; the company in every little cabaret were eating, drinking, talking grapes.
Management of retrosternal goitres. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2009;91:8-11.
He added that 'presently, we are working with goitre surgeons, people who specialize in fixing goitres problem, this is a very delicate operation.
In females, 88.37% of the multinodular goitres were benign in nature and 11.63% were malignant.
Cystic degeneration with haemorrhage and subsequent calcification may be seen in long standing multinodular goitres. However, large calcified thyroid nodules causing symptoms of obstruction with tracheal deviation are not commonly reported in literature [1].
Parrilla, "Surgical treatment for multinodular goitres in geriatric patients," Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, vol.
In nonneoplastic lesions, i.e., colloid goitres, of 38 cases, 37 were histopathologically correct and one was incorrect, which was diagnosed later as follicular adenoma.
Thyroid nodules can be benign (adenoma, nodules of multinodular goitres (MNGs), or localised thyroiditis, including autoimmune disease and cysts) or malignant (papillary adenocarcinoma, follicular adenocarcinoma, medullary carcinoma, undifferentiated carcinoma or lymphoma).
Initial diagnosis was made on the basis of history, physical examination and ancillary investigations ( Thyroid function tests [ TFTs] and pre-operative indirect laryngoscopy [IDL] in all patients, and other tests in selected cases such as 99m Technetium thyroid scan for toxic goitres, fine needle aspiration cytology [FNAC] for solitary, dominant and cold nodules, X-ray thoracic inlet for retrosternal extension in huge goitres, serum thyroglobulin and anti-thyroid antibodies, etc where indicated.) The operative specimens were subjected to histopathological examination.