Thyroid Palpation

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The thyroid exam is important as it 's often the first step towards diagnosing thyroid diseases such as Grave 's disease, Hashimoto 's thyroiditis and multinodular goiters. Both inspection and palpation are important aspects of the thyroid exam..Palpation: Anterior Approach placement of hands for palpatation of thyroid in anterior approach. The patient is examined in the seated or standing position. Attempt to locate the thyroid isthmus by palpating between the cricoid cartilage and the suprasternal notch. Use one hand to slightly retract the sternocleidomastoid .Video on how to palpate or examine thyroid cartilage, cricoid cartilage, isthmus and lateral lobes of thyroid .

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