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ea0016p769 | Thyroid | ECE2008

The influence of chronic GH excess upon thyroid gland morphology evaluated by ultrasound

Buzduga Catalin , Ananie Teodora Emiliana , Mogos Simona , Zbranca Eusebie , Galesanu Corina , Mogos Voichita , Branisteanu Dumitru D

It is known that thyroid pathology is generally more frequently found in women than in men. The somatotroph axis stimulates skeleton growth, but also the development of smooth tissues, including the thyroid gland. We investigated the effect of chronic GH excess upon ultrasound-evaluated (7.5 MHz linear probe) thyroid gland morphology of 74 patients (40 women ┼či 34 men) diagnosed with acromegaly. When compared to mean thyroid volume of age- and sex-matched non-acromegali...