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is surgery the only way to remove multinodular goiters in hashimotoes thyroidis?

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Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: A multinodular goiter secondary to hashimoto's thyroiditis will likely decrease or stop functioning over time, but the bulkiness of the goiter does not usually become smaller. If the goiter is compressive and causes difficulty with swallowing or breathing, it should be surgically removed. Medical therapy is available to suppress the goiter and also to treat the hashimoto's.
Answered on Aug 20, 2015
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