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Riedel's disease

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noun Rie·del's disease \ˈrēd-əlz-\

Medical Definition of Riedel's disease

  1. :  chronic thyroiditis in which the thyroid gland becomes hard and stony and firmly attached to surrounding tissues

Biographical Note for riedel's disease

Riedel

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Bernhard Moritz Karl Ludwig

(1846–1916), German surgeon. Riedel was a professor of surgery at Jena, Germany. He performed the first surgical operation for hip luxation. He published classic descriptions of a tongue-shaped part of the liver attached to its right lobe (1888), a tumor found in chronic pancreatitis (1896), and a type of chronic inflammation of the thyroid (1896).


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