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Disease Goiter, Substernal

Name Goiter, Substernal
Synonyms Goiter, Intrathoracic | Goiters, Intrathoracic | Goiters, Substernal | Intrathoracic Goiter | Intrathoracic Goiters | Substernal Goiter | Substernal Goiters
Definition An enlarged THYROID GLAND with at least 50% of the gland situated behind the STERNUM. It is an unusual presentation of an intrathoracic goiter. Substernal goiters frequently cause compression on the TRACHEA leading to deviation, narrowing, and respiratory symptoms.
Categories Endocrine system disease
MeSH® ID D006045
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DiseasesEndocrine System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Thyroid Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Goiter Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Goiter, Substernal

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