Goiter is any form of enlargement of the thyroid gland – Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery (2010)
In my write-up on “What is a Goiter?” in January 17, 2012 in connection with Goiter Awareness Week, January 24 – 30, 2012, I made this statement: “In summary, a goiter is any form of enlargement of the thyroid gland that can be due to any kind of thyroid disorders.”
If you want to see my entire write-up on “What is a Goiter?” visit: https://rojosonfacebooknotes.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/what-is-a-goiter/
On January 24, 2012, I came across a page in Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery (2010) which reinforces my statement above. I am copying portions of p1357-1358 as evidences (see below). I yellow highlighted “thyroiditis” and “neoplasm” for emphasis.
Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, 9th ed 2010, p1357 -1358
“Any enlargement of the thyroid gland is referred to as a goiter.”
“Goiter may be diffuse, uninodular, or multinodular.”
“The causes of nontoxic goiter are listed in Table 38-3.”