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Nontoxic Multinodular Goiter

  • Luca GiovanellaEmail author
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Abstract

Nodular goiter is caused by excessive replication of thyroid epithelial cell with formation of new follicles. The clinical presentation of patients with nontoxic multinodular goiter is variable and depends on the volume and location of the thyroid. In this chapter some principles of diagnosis and management of nontoxic multinodular goiter are briefly discussed. Furthermore some typical images of patients with nontoxic multinodular goiter are showed.

Keywords

Goiter Multinodular Thyroid Nontoxic goiter Neck mass 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Thyroid and PET/CT CenterOncology Institute of Southern SwitzerlandBellinzona and LuganoSwitzerland

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