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What is retrosternal goiter?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Thyroid in chest

A goiter is enlarged thyroid.
The thyroid is in the neck but it can enlarge enough to drop into the chest. Here it sits behind the sternum hence it is now a retrosternal goiter.

In brief: Thyroid in chest

A goiter is enlarged thyroid.
The thyroid is in the neck but it can enlarge enough to drop into the chest. Here it sits behind the sternum hence it is now a retrosternal goiter.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
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