By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Galaganda is the name given to a disease which presents in the form of a swelling in front of the neck. Gala means neck or throat. Ganda has several meanings – button shaped, boil, pimple, cheek, cheekbone, bladder shape or a bubble. This term is used to describe swelling which occurs in front of neck which has the shape of one of those structures mentioned in the meanings of ganda. A small swelling may look like a button but a large swelling can look like a cheekbone or filled bladder.
This condition is often compared to goiter which is associated with thyroid related disorders.
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Definition of Galaganda
A clearly defined swelling which appears in the neck, hanging pendulously like a scrotum, either big or small in size is called as Galaganda.
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