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17th European Congress of Endocrinology

Guided Posters

Thyroid – diagnosis

ea0037gp.23.01 | Thyroid – diagnosis | ECE2015

Evaluation of strain elastography for differentiation of thyroid nodules: results of a prospective multicentre study

Friedrich-Rust Mireen , Vorlaender Christian , Dietrich Christoph F , Kratzer Wolfgang , Blank Wolfgang , Schuler Andreas , Broja Nathalie , Bojunga Joerg

Introduction: Work-up of thyroid nodules remains challenging. At present, many patients with thyroid nodules are referred to surgery for diagnostic rather than therapeutic purposes. Therefore, the value of non-invasive diagnostic methods to optimize the selection of patients for surgery is needed. Strain elastography (SE) enables the determination of tissue elasticity and has shown promising results for the differentiation of thyroid nodules.Methods: The...

ea0037gp.23.02 | Thyroid – diagnosis | ECE2015

Accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy in papillary thyroid carcinoma in decision for selective lateral neck dissection

Markovic Ivan , Buta Marko , Oruci Merima , Djurisic Igor , Santrac Nada , Pupic Gordana , Babic Andjela , Markovic Marija , Dzodic Radan

Introduction: The incidence of occult lymph node metastases (LNM) in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) reaches 80%, still their surgical management in clinically node negative (cN0) patients remains controversial and ranges from ‘wait and see’ principle to prophylactic dissections of both central and lateral neck compartments. This encouraged some authors to apply the concept of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNb) in PTC. Our aim to investigate if SLNb using methylene ...

ea0037gp.23.03 | Thyroid – diagnosis | ECE2015

Incremental value of serial preablative thyroglobulin measurements in identifying distant metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer

Zhao Teng , Liang Jun , Lin Yansong , Li Xiaoyi , Li Tianjun , Yang Ke

Introduction: Thyroglobulin plays a vital role in the follow-up of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) after thyroidectomy combined with radioiodine (RAI) ablation. As to preablative stimulated thyroglobulin (ps-Tg), though several studies have manifested its potential in identifying distant metastatic DTC (DM-DTC), it remains unclear whether a single ps-Tg is sufficient for predicting DM-DTC. This retrospective study was aimed to evaluate the utility of seria...

ea0037gp.23.04 | Thyroid – diagnosis | ECE2015

Impact of antithrombotic and/or anticoagulant treatment in cytological results of thyroid fine-needle biopsy

Molina Carlos Arana , Cuadro Alberto Torres , Rivera Natividad Gonzalez , Garcia Clara Garcia , Jimenez Virginia Hernando , Ojeda Luna Florencio , Hernandez Tomas Martin

Introduction: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of the thyroid gland is an accurate diagnostic test used routinely in the initial evaluation of nodular thyroid disease. A sizeable subset of patients are found to be taking antithrombotic and/or anticoagulant (AT/AC) medications. This creates a dilemma for the endocrinologist, who must weigh the risk of withholding these medications (and the associated potential benefit of diagnosis) against the perceived increased risk of ia...

ea0037gp.23.05 | Thyroid – diagnosis | ECE2015

Comparison of cytopathology vs thyroglobulin measurement in fine-needle aspiration biopsy in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer

Kaya Ahmet , Kulaksizoglu Mustafa , Karakurt Feridun

Aim: Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is the most commonly seen endocrinological tumour. During the follow up of DTC, serum thyroglobulin (TG) levels, neck ultrasound, fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of the suspicious lymph nodes are important tools. TG washout of the suspicious lymph node as well as the FNAB can detect metastasis and recurrences earlier. In this study we aimed to show the diagnostic role of TG washout of suspicious lymph node FNAB which is not routine...

ea0037gp.23.06 | Thyroid – diagnosis | ECE2015

FDG-avidity of thyroid cancer does not predict clinical aggressiveness in PET incidentaloma

Yoon Jee Hee , Kim Hee Kyung , Kang Ho-Cheol

Objective: 18F-FDG-avid differentiated thyroid cancers (DTC) have been known to behave more aggressively, especially in metastatic sites (flip-flop phenomenon). However, the clinical behaviour of DTC detected incidentally by FDG–PET (PET incidentaloma) has been sparsely reported. We wanted to know whether flip–flop phenomenon is applicable in PET incidentalomas.Methods: 165 DTC patients who underwent thyroid surgery and had pre-operative FDG&#1...

ea0037gp.23.07 | Thyroid – diagnosis | ECE2015

Immunohistochemical tool for the diagnosis of benign and malignant follicular tumours

Castelblanco Esmeralda , Martinez Montserrat , Santos Ma Dolores , Mancikova Veronica , Robledo Mercedes , Matias-Guiu Xavier , Maravall Javier , Mauricio Didac

Introduction: Follicular tumours of the thyroid gland include benign follicular adenomas, follicular carcinomas and the follicular variant of papillary carcinoma. Although, molecular markers are a promising area of research to differentiate thyroid neoplasms, there is ample room for improvement in the research and clinical applications in this field. Furthermore, the final diagnosis requires thyroid lobectomy. The present study examined whether a differential protein expressio...

ea0037gp.23.08 | Thyroid – diagnosis | ECE2015

Clinical characteristics in sporadic and familial medullary thyroid carcinomas: worse outcome in sporadic cases even when disease stage at diagnosis is similar

Saltiki Katerina , Spanou Loukia , Kouki Sofia , Rentziou Gianna , Vasileiou Vasiliki , Anastasiou Eleni , Alevizaki Maria

Objectives: Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) has varying clinical course with familial cases (fMTC) diagnosed earlier than sporadic ones (sMTC). We examined the presentation of these entities in our centre.Methods: 223 MTC patients (familial: 42.6%, males: 36.8%) were followed for 0.9–30 years (mean 6.23±5.9, median 4.0 years). 44 (19.7%) fMTC patients were operated after genetic screening.Results: Median age at diagnosi...

ea0037gp.23.09 | Thyroid – diagnosis | ECE2015

Low/undetectable pre-ablation thyroglobulin in well-differentiated thyroid cancer patients with positive post-ablative 131I whole body scans: causes and consequences

Guelho Daniela , Alban Fernando , Melo Miguel , Ribeiro Cristina , Paiva Isabel , Moreno Carolina , Vicente Nuno , Cardoso Luis , Martins Diana , Oliveira Diana , Balsa Margarida , Costa Gracinda , Carrilho Francisco

Introduction: In patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) low/undetectable thyroglobulin (Tg) at time of remnant ablation usually reflects a complete previous surgery. However, in a small percentage (6.3–16%) it can represent false negative values.Objectives: Evaluate the frequency of patients with low/undectable Tg at time of remnant ablation with locoregional or distant lesions at post-ablative 131I whole body scan (WBS) a...