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November 13, 1926

FOREIGN BODY IN THE THYROID

JAMA. 1926;87(20):1645-1646. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.92680200002012b
Abstract

Notwithstanding the voluminous literature on the thyroid gland, there are but two previously reported instances of a foreign body in thai organ.1 I here record an additional case

REPORT OF CASE  L. G., a white woman, aged 58, born in Germany, admitted to the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn, July 2, 1925, for about thirty-five years had had a goiter, which had been growing larger gradually until it had crowded the trachea over toward the left side. There was no dysphagia or dyspnea.Her physician attempted to reduce the size of the gland by repeated injections of a solution of quinine urea hydrobromide. This treatment was continued two or three times a week for a period of about two years, and the goiter diminished to about one third its original size. However, as the injections were continued, it was noted that an increasing resistance was encountered in penetrating the gland, because of a fibrosis induced by the treatment.

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