How to Manage a Goiter

How to Manage a Goiter

How to Manage a Goiter

How to Manage a Goiter

  1. History: symptoms of compression or cancer, family history,exposure to goitrogens, and comorbidities.
  2. Physical examination: Visual inspection, palpation, auscultation,Pemberton’s maneuver ( hands over your head looking at neck veins )
  3. Imaging: ultrasound, CT, MR, Thyroid Scan, Plain film of neck.
  4. Thyroid function : Radioiodine uptake, Free T4, TSH
  5. Pulmonary function: upper airway obstruction by goiter by flow volume loop study.
  6. Cytology: FNA,needle washout studies for classifier, molecular markers, thyroglobulin calcitonin, and Parathyroid hormone.

 

Add Your Comment

Contact Info
1328 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(310) 393-8860