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Goiter, Substernal MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Goiter, Substernal
Tree Number(s)
C19.874.283.601
Unique ID
D006045
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006045
Scope Note
An enlarged THYROID GLAND with at least 50% of the gland situated behind the STERNUM. It is an unusual presentation of an intrathoracic goiter. Substernal goiters frequently cause compression on the TRACHEA leading to deviation, narrowing, and respiratory symptoms.
Entry Term(s)
Goiter, Intrathoracic
Intrathoracic Goiter
Substernal Goiter
NLM Classification #
WK 259
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2005/06/30
Goiter, Substernal Preferred
Goiter, Intrathoracic Broader
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