Examination Of Thyroid Gland (A video guide)

Just like it goes for any lump anywhere in the body,
Any thyroid swelling is to be described under following headings.

Inspection (7)

  1. Site
  2. Shape
  3. Size
  4. Definition
  5. Surface
  6. Pulsations
  7. Skin

Palpation (6)

  1. Tenderness
  2. Temperature
  3. Confirm inspection findings
  4. Consistency
  5. Mobility/Plane of the swelling
  6. Transillumination (only for superficial swellings)
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