Endocrine Pathology: Thyroid: Hashimoto's thyroiditis

01 August 2011
Presented by Jeremy Thomas.

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Hashimoto's thyroiditis

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A 1952 operative resection specimen from a 52 year old woman who had had a large goitre for two years associated only with occasional huskiness and fluctuation in size of the swelling. The gland was hard and somewhat fixed. Total thyroidectomywas carried out. The serum calcium became subnormal, the patient was treated with post-operative calcium gluconate and thyroxine and discharged free of symptoms.

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