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German goiter

old-fashioned A large distended belly, as might result from heavy consumption of beer; a beer belly. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I'd like to run a marathon some day, but first I need to do something about this German goiter of mine. The sheriff sported a German goiter so big that his uniform could barely contain it.
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Milwaukee goiter

old-fashioned slang A particularly large, distended belly, especially as a result of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol; a beer belly. The sheriff of the small town stood a mere five-foot-five, with a Milwaukee goiter so big that it looked as though he hadn't put a bottle down in five years. I always kept in pretty good shape, but after I had kids, I noticed myself starting to get a bit of a Milwaukee goiter.
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Milwaukee goiter

and German goiter (mɪlˈwɔki ˈgoɪdɚ and ˈdʒɚmən ˈgoɪdɚ)
n. a beer belly. (Refers to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a major beer-brewing city, and to Germany.) By the time he was twenty-six, he was balding and had a Milwaukee goiter that would tip him over if he turned too fast. If you want to get rid of that German goiter, stop drinking beer!
See also: goiter

German goiter

verb
See also: german, goiter
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According to information provided online, goiters are painless but could lead to difficulties in breathing and swallowing if it grows bigger in size.A Fatigue, hair loss, muscle and joint pain are some of the other signs of the disorder.A Excessive iodine, radiation exposure, genetic factors and sex hormones are some of the main causes behind the autoimmune disorder.
Normally, the thyroid cannot be felt or seen except in very thin people, but when enlarged, it presents as a visible and palpable swelling on the neck called goiter.
Hence, toxic nodular goiter can be actually more common than Graves' disease in older patients from regions of iodine deficiency.
Talking on thyroid cancer, he said if it is diagnosed early, it is much easier to treat, added, a patient of thyroid cancer may live for years a good quality of life on treatment however the appearance of goiter should not be taken as non-serious.
"Initially we thought we would remove the thyroid that had the goiter, but the doctor observed me and noticed that the other thyroid was not in a good condition and so they removed both of them," she said
KEYWORDS: Retrosternal, Goiter, Anatomical, Tomography, Classification.
In majority of the cases, missed gland is a result of incomplete removal of a plunging goiter, although sometimes it may be attributed to a concomitant, unrecognized mediastinal goiter, which is not connected to the thyroid (4).
Some investigators have identified that the rate of sternotomy was higher among patients with RSG whose goiter was below the lower limit of the aortic arch or extended toward the posterior mediastinum, or in the presence of ectopic mediastinal goiter, recurrent goiter or malignancy adhered to mediastinal structures (13-15,19).
LMA is not used in thyroidectomy at the thyroid position that the neck is greatly extended increasing the space between the clavicles and the jaws for his giant goiter, or with risk of bilateral recurrent nerve paralysis on operating.
Fetal goiter can lead to multiple perinatal complications such as polyhydramnios, fetal death, preterm delivery, labor dystocia, neonatal asphyxia, and also long-term morbidity due to neurodevelopmental and growth impairments [5, 7, 8].
Bellisano et al., "Solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma of the thyroid gland associated with multinodular goiter: case report and review of the literature," Pathologica, vol.
Disturbances in the anatomy and changes in the cervical course of the nerve due to both recurrent goiter mass and wound contraction during the scar formation process after primary surgery are other challenging factors in redo surgery.
Thyroid dysfunction, goiter parenchymal abnormality, ultrasonographically defined thyroid abnormality, and thyroid disorder were found to be more prevalent in the lithium group.