Goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland. It can be caused by many
things, including nodules, inflammation, and Graves' disease. Often goiter can
be easily seen as a lump in the front of the neck, slightly to the left and/or
right of center. It may move up and down when a person swallows.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerMatthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology