Goiter - simple

Simple goiter; Endemic goiter; Colloidal goiter; Nontoxic goiter

A simple goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland. It is usually not a tumor or cancer.

Thyroid enlargement - scintiscan

This image shows enlargement of the thyroid gland and extension down behind the breastbone (retrosternal space). The image, called a scintiscan, was generated using a radioactive isotope.

Thyroid gland

The thyroid gland, a part of the endocrine (hormone) system, plays a major role in regulating the body's metabolism.

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Outlook (Prognosis)

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Prevention