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Can a goiter grow back after being removed?
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It is not common, but is possible.
I don't recommend it myself, but some surgeons perform subtotal thyroidectomies, where they only remove a portion of the gland. This dramatically increases the chances of thyroid regrowth. However, even after a standard thyroidectomy, it very rarely possible for the thyroid to regrow from the minute amount of tissue that may be left behind.

In brief: Yes
It is not common, but is possible.
I don't recommend it myself, but some surgeons perform subtotal thyroidectomies, where they only remove a portion of the gland. This dramatically increases the chances of thyroid regrowth. However, even after a standard thyroidectomy, it very rarely possible for the thyroid to regrow from the minute amount of tissue that may be left behind.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Mark Loury
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
Some surgeons leave a small remnant of thyroid during thyroidectomy to prevent complications but it can re-enlarge.
If only one side were removed then the remaining gland can continue to, get bigger.

In brief: Possibly
Some surgeons leave a small remnant of thyroid during thyroidectomy to prevent complications but it can re-enlarge.
If only one side were removed then the remaining gland can continue to, get bigger.
Dr. Mark Loury
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