Riedel's thyroiditis

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Riedel's thyroiditis
ICD-10 E06.5
ICD-9 245.3
DiseasesDB 11590
eMedicine med/2036 

Riedel's thyroiditis, also called Riedel's struma is a chronic form of thyroiditis.

Pathophysiology

Riedel's thyroiditis is characterized by a replacement of the normal thyroid parenchyma by a dense fibrosis.

Prevalence

Riedel's thyroiditis is classified as rare. [1]

Eponym

It is named for Bernhard Riedel.[2][3]

References

  1. eMedicine
  2. B. M. C. L. Riedel. Die chronische, zur Bildung eisenharter Tumoren führende Entzündung der Schilddrüse. Verhandlungen der deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie, 1896, 25: 101-105.
  3. synd/3242 at Who Named It

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