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