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Reidel Thyroiditis

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Topic updated on 12/25/15 3:30pm

Introduction
  • Thyroid tissue replaced by fibrous tissue
    • results in hypothyroidism
Presentation
  • Physical exam
    • presents with fixed, hard goiter
    • painless on palpation
Treatment
  • Medical
    • corticosteroids
    • tamoxifen
Prognosis, Prevention, and Comlications
  • Fibrosis may extend to trachea resulting in obstruction


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