Plummer's disease

Plummer's disease
a hyperfunctioning, usually benign, adenoma of the thyroid gland, which can be palpated and appears as a 'hot nodule' on radioactive thyroid scanning. Treatment is to control the nodule with antithyroid drugs and then remove it surgically or destroy it permanently with radioactive iodine.
H. S. Plummer (1874-1937), US physician

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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