Retrosternal thyroid

Alternative names
Substernal thyroid

Definition
Retrosternal thyroid is an abnormal location of either the entire or, more commonly, part of the thyroid gland below the breastbone (sternum) - the normal location is at the front of the neck, above the sternal notch.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 8, 2012
by Armen E. Martirosyan, M.D.

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