What Are Some Treatments for a Multinodular Goiter?


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Some treatments for a multinodular goiter include surgery to remove the goiter or a regimen of thyroid hormone to stabilize the size of the thyroid, according to the Columbia University Department of Surgery and EndocrineWeb. A multinodular goiter exists when the thyroid has multiple nodules growing on it.

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A multinodular goiter can develop either from a lack of iodine in the diet or an excess of thyroid stimulating hormone, according to EndocrineWeb. Some considerations for treatment of a multinodular goiter growing on the thyroid include how large the goiter is, how fast it grows, the risk of cancer, if the goiter compresses surrounding tissue and the results of a fine-needle aspiration biopsy, notes the Columbia University Department of Surgery.

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