Evaluation of endemic goiter begins with a medical history and physical examination. Thyroid enlargement or a thyroid nodule may be discovered upon examination of the neck.
Physical findings in someone with endemic goiter may include:
Testing is required to make the diagnosis of endemic goiter.
Tests that may be used to evaluate endemic goiter include:
- Thyroid profile
- Thyroid gland biopsy
- Thyroid scan
- CT scanning of the neck
- MRI scanning of the neck
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