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Are there alternatives to surgery for Multinodular goiters?

Brett Miles, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Multinodular goiters may be observed provided they meet certain criteria (i.e. have been evaluated to rule out malignancy, do not compress critical structures, are not causing symptoms, etc.). There are no medical therapies that can reliably cause regression or shrinkage of a thyroid goiter however and if the goiter becomes significantly large or symptomatic, surgical removal is the preferred treatment.

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