By Ashleigh Elkins This article discusses the management of patients who have atypical thyroid nodules. Thyroid nodules are quite common in the general population. Thyroid nodules may be detected because some people feel a lump in their neck or throat, whilst in other people there are no symptoms and the nodule is found incidentally on ultrasound examination. Thyroid … [Read more...] about Management of Atypical Thyroid Nodules
Lump In Throat
Lump In Throat
About Riedel's Thyroiditis Riedel’s thyroiditis is a very rare condition with an unknown cause. In 1883, Professor Bernhard Riedel first recognized the disease. He published a description of 2 cases in 1896 and of a third case in 1897. Riedel used the term 'eisenharte struma' to describe the stone-hard consistency of the thyroid gland and its fixation to adjacent structures. H … [Read more...] about Riedel’s Thyroiditis
About what is a goitre You may have noticed some swelling at the base of your throat. As this could be something serious, it is important to get it checked, but the most likely case is that this is a goitre. A goitre is a swollen, enlarged thyroid gland – the gland that controls your metabolism. The goitre itself is not dangerous, but whether treatment is required lies within t … [Read more...] about What is a goitre?
A thyroglossal duct cyst often presents as a lump in the neck which may be painful. The thyroglossal duct is a structure which is important in the development of the thyroid gland in the embryo, and generally regresses in the majority of people. Thyroglossal duct cysts are most commonly diagnosed in patients before the age of 20; however, they can occur at any age. Thyroid … [Read more...] about Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
About the causes of a thyroid lump The thyroid gland is an essential part of the human anatomy. It rests in the neck, near the larynx, and it secretes hormones that control our growth and our development through our metabolic processes. So, if your thyroid gland is operating normally you will have a healthy metabolic rate. Meaning you can eat a reasonable number of calories … [Read more...] about Causes of a Thyroid Lump