Medical Definition of Riedel's disease
: chronic thyroiditis in which the thyroid gland becomes hard and stony and firmly attached to surrounding tissues
Biographical Note for riedel's disease
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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