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Chapter: Medical Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Patients With Endocrine Disorders

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Nodular Goiter - Management of Patients With Thyroid Disorders

Some thyroid glands are nodular because of areas of hyperplasia (overgrowth).

NODULAR GOITER

 

Some thyroid glands are nodular because of areas of hyperplasia (overgrowth). No symptoms may arise as a result of this condi-tion, but not uncommonly these nodules slowly increase in size, with some descending into the thorax, where they cause local pressure symptoms. Some nodules become malignant, and some are associated with a hyperthyroid state. Thus, the patient with many thyroid nodules may eventually require surgery.

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