Clinical profile of patients with multi nodular goiter
Author(s): Dr. KBC Sogi, Dr. Avinash Kurudi Siddappa, Dr. Kailas CT and Dr. JT Basavaraj
Abstract: The thyroid gland maintains the level of metabolism in the tissues that is optimal for their normal function. Thyroid hormones stimulate the 02 consumption of most of the cells in the body, help regulate lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, and are necessary for normal growth and maturation. The thyroid gland is not essential for life, but its absence causes mental and physical slowing, poor resistance to cold, and, in children, mental retardation and dwarfism. This is a randomized prospective clinical study of multinodular goitre patients admitted in attached to Medical Collage. A total number of 50 cases studied in a span of 24 months. Complete clinical examination, and necessary laboratory investigations were performed. Movement with deglutition was present in all patients l(100 percent), multiple nodules in both lobes in 30 cases (60 percent), nodules confined to left lobe in 7 cases (14 percent), right lobe was seen in 13 cases (26 percent) was seen.