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Riedel thyroiditis

Pronunciation: re'del

Definition: a rare fibrous induration of the thyroid gland, with adhesion to adjacent structures, which may cause tracheal compression.

Synonym(s): chronic fibrous thyroiditis, ligneous struma, ligneous thyroiditis, Riedel disease, Riedel struma

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