Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0029p1628 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ICEECE2012

Association between preoperative value of TSH and pathological findings in nodular thyroid disease

Paja M. , EtxeberrIa E. , Iglesias N. , Gutierrez T. , Ugalde A. , Oleaga A. , Arosa V. , Elorza R.

Higher serum TSH has been recently postulated as a predictor of thyroid malignancy in nodular thyroid disease. In addition, some reports have demonstrated its association with more advanced stages of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC).Material and methods: We collected retrospectively preoperative serum TSH from patients who underwent total thyroidectomy in the period 2005–2011 in a single tertiary center. We recorded demographic data, nodule numbe...

ea0029p1806 | Thyroid cancer | ICEECE2012

Utility of repeated recombinant human TSH (rhTSH)-stimulated tiroglobulin (Tg) test in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) without evidence of disease at their initial rh-TSH-stimulation test

Oleaga A. , Goni F. , Paja M. , Izuzquiza A. , Moreno C. , Arosa V. , Iglesias N. , Espiga J.

Current guidelines recommend measurement of rhTSH-stimulated Tg, with neck ultrasound 6–12 months after the initial therapy for DTC (Total thyroidectomy plus 100 mCiI131 ablation of the thyroid bed). Uncertainty persists regarding whether the subsequent follow up should be based on measurement of basal serum Tg or whether rhTSH-stimulated Tg should be performed and at what frequency. The aim of our study was to evaluate the utility of repeated rhTSH-stimulated Tg.<p c...

ea0029p449 | Clinical case reports - Thyroid/Others | ICEECE2012

Ampullary NET presenting as Virchow’s node

Paja M. , Arosa V. , Lizarraga A. , Ugarte E. , Atin del Campo V. , Arbide del Rio N. , Trevino B. Barrios , Iglesias N.

Troisier’s sign names a visible left cervical adenopathy (Virchow’s node) as the first sign of a pancreatic tumor, mainly adenocarcinomas, by dissemination through the thoracic duct. Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the ampulla of Vater are extremely rare, no more than 2% of ampullary malignancies, and account for <0.3% of all gastrointestinal NETs.A 59–year old woman presented with an enlarging painless left cervical node. Ultrasonograp...