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April 1983

Unilateral Toxic Multicystic Goiter

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Endocrinology Division, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(4):834-835. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350040224038

• We treated a 43-year-old woman who had multiple thyroid cysts and coexistent toxic nodules localized to the left lobe. After surgical excision of this lobe, the patient's right lobe proceeded to function normally, displaying no evidence of nodules, cysts, or hyperfunction. Since toxic multinodular goiter is usually a diffuse process involving the whole gland, this case is unique and underlines the wide variability in the manifestation of this disorder.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:834-835)