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This sagittal (from the side) reconstruction from a CT scan of the neck show a massive thyroid goiter. This represents enlargement of the thyroid gland and s usually a benign condition. Worldwide the most common cause is iodine deficiency but other causes include Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Graves disease which are more common causes in the U.S..
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