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WHAT IT IS: A goitre refers to neck swelling due to an enlarged thyroid gland. Most goitres are benign but they can also be a sign of cancer. Causes of goitre include Graves disease, Hashimoto's, thyroiditis, iodine deficiency.


HOW IT IS IDENTIFIED: Swelling to the anterior-inferior aspect of the neck. They may be further classified into: diffuse smooth goitre (entire gland enlarged), multinodular goitre (numerous nodules/lumps), single nodule (solitary lump)

Source: A Handbook Mind The Map, Clinical signs in Black and Brown Skin.  Mukwende M, Tamony P,  Turner M 

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