Every surgeon who operates upon goiters must have noticed the frequent occurrence of tumors in the thyroid, uterus and breast. Apparently there has been very little written on the subject, however, for we could find only two references in the literature. Falta's1 "Ductless Glandular Diseases" contains this note:
There seems to exist a certain relationship between goiter and myomata of the uterus. At least it has been observed that in strumous women who also suffer from myomata the struma also decreases in size with the retrogression of the myoma at the menopause.
Falta's note is quoted from an article by Ullman2 of Vienna. This article reads:
It has been known for a long time that a relationship exists between the uterus and the normal thyroid gland. The nature of this relationship is, of course, enshrouded in darkness; we only know that in a not infrequent number of women
BALLIN M, MOEHLIG RC. THE SIMULTANEOUS OCCURRENCE OF TUMORS IN THE THYROID, UTERUS AND BREAST. JAMA. 1922;79(15):1243–1244. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640150055014
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