Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0016p299 | Endocrine tumours | ECE2008

Adrenal ganglioneuroma: a new cause of increased serum calcitonin

Bakola Theodosia , Gkountouvas Anastasios , Aggelopoulou Anastasia , Tertipi Athanasia , Pappas Anastasios , Iakovidou Ioanna , Nisiotis Athanasios , Kaldrimidis Philippos

Introduction: Ganglioneuromas are rare, benign tumors of mature ganglion cells, arising from the sympathetic ganglia and 20% are located in the adrenal medulla, representing 1–4% of adrenal incidentalomas. About 1/3 secrete catecholamines but hypertension and other adrenergic symptoms are rare. About 60% are depicted with 131I- MIBG.Case report: A 72-year-old man was admitted for a left adrenal tumor 9×8 cm, incidentally found in abd...

ea0022p445 | Endocrine tumours &amp; neoplasia (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

The use of receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors in metastatic differentiated thyroid carcinoma

Gkountouvas Anastasios , Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Veniou Eirini , Thomas Dimitrios , Aggelopoulou Anastasia , Nikas Marios , Ziras Nicolaos , Kaldrymides Philippos

The management of metastatic differentiated thyroid carcinoma included until recently the use of therapeutic 131I, radiotherapy and in specific cases chemotherapy. However, recently new agents entered in the management of differentiated metastatic thyroid carcinoma which aim at specific cell receptors and inhibit the growth of the carcinoma in a specific and targeted way.The aim was to present the experience of the use of the receptor tyrosine...

ea0022p854 | Thyroid | ECE2010

Differentiated thyroid carcinoma in young adults

Gkountouvas Anastasios , Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Pappas Anastasios , Veniou Eirini , Nikas Marios , Aggelopoulou Anastasia , Thomas Dimitrios , Kaldrymides Philippos

Differentiated thyroid carcinoma represents a small percentage of human carcinomas. However, it is the commonest endocrine neoplasm and if diagnosed and treated properly does not affect the long-term survival of the patients.Aim: The aim was to study differentiated thyroid carcinoma affecting young adults.Patients and methods: All patients presenting with thyroid carcinoma to the department from 01.01.2002 to 31.12.2008 were review...