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Thyroid Nodules (cont.)

Multinodular Goiter

Multinodular goiter is an overall enlargement of the thyroid gland resulting from nodules, which either contain too many normal thyroid cells (referred to as hyperplasia) and/or have been filled with extra colloid. Colloid is the protein-containing substance that normally stores thyroid hormone inside the thyroid gland.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/20/2013

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