Autoimmune thyroid disease / the patient may be suffering from goiter / graves when the thyroid produces too many hormones, graves. It is a so-called autoimmune thyroid disease that can be treated. “In certain diseases, especially in graves, can significantly increase the thyroid gland and is a so called goiter” form. Goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland General”, explains Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Martin k. Walz, Director of the clinic for surgery and the Center for minimally invasive surgery, clinics Food Center, in an interview with the online health magazine. Normally, a thyroid is approximately 20 ml size and thus good for 20 grams. A surgery in Basedowschen disease occurs when the thyroid gland has grown to over 50 to 60 millilitres, so at about three times the norm. There are also thyroid, the 200 ml and are bigger. In other words, in these patients the whole neck full of thyroid, which is very evident from the outside is in principle”, said Prof. rolling. The enlarged thyroid gland without nodes is virtually always benign.” What kind of nodes must be treated as and what matters in an operation, it and much more in this detailed interview on:… / thyroid operations… rheinruhrmed.de is a free and independent online health magazine for the Rheinland and Ruhr area and is published by a group of freelance journalist from the region. rheinruhrmed.de is a pure information portal (without any consulting activity!); the online magazine is financed exclusively through advertising. Contact: rrm Rhine RUHR MED Zeche Zollverein, Hall 10 Gelsenkirchener Strasse 181 45309 Essen phone + 49 (0) 201-7591340 M. Rabe