Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0081p234 | Thyroid | ECE2022

Subacute thyroiditis following mRNA anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in a patient with solitary kidney- a case report

Askitis Dimitrios

Introduction: Massive anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination campaigns have been established as the cornerstone of confronting the current COVID-19 pandemic. Subacute thyroiditis (SAT) comprises an inflammatory process in the thyroid gland, mostly due to viral infections of the upper respiratory tract, although it may rarely occur after vaccine administration. To date, a few cases of SAT related to anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccines have been reported globally. Hereby, we present the case of a pat...

ea0070ep412 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Late-onset endocrine opthalmopathy due to activation of occult Graves’ disease in a patient with toxic adenoma treated with radioiodine (Marine-Lenhart syndrome)

Askitis Dimitrios , Zissimopoulos Athanasios

Introduction: Hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules (toxic adenomas) comprise one of the most common causes of hyperthyroidism and are usually treated with therapeutic radioiodine administration (RAI). Coexistence of such nodules with Graves’ disease (GD) is a rare disorder (Marine-Lenhart syndrome) with a reported prevalence of approximately 2.7–4.1% in GD patients. We present a rare variant of this condition, featuring the case of a patient with hyperfunctioning nodul...

ea0073aep769 | Thyroid | ECE2021

Fluctuations of thyroid autoimmunity pattern in a female patient with excessively elevated TRAb titers- a case report

Askitis Dimitrios , Zissimopoulos Athanasios

IntroductionThyroid autoimmunity comprises a dynamic entity and may manifest with different forms over the course of time at the same patient, thus causing fluctuations in thyroid functionality. Hereby, we present the case of a patient treated for hypothyroidism of autoimmune etiology, who developed hyperthyroidism accompanied by an excess of thyrotropin receptor autoantibodies (TRAb) and was followed by multiple swings in the thyroid state over an 1.5-y...

ea0063p483 | Calcium and Bone 2 | ECE2019

Parathyroid hormone excess due to denosumab application and concomitant parathyroid adenoma with an atypical scintigraphic pattern- a case report

Askitis Dimitrios , Karanikas Michail , Michalopoulos Nikolaos , Strataki Aphroditi , Zissimopoulos Athanasios

Introduction: Primary hyperparathyroidism comprises one of the major causes of hypercalcaemia and is mostly due to solitary parathyroid adenoma. Denosumab is a novel antiresorptive agent for osteoporosis treatment and has been associated with a compensatory increase in PTH levels during the first months after injection, a fact that may interfere in the diagnostic procedures when dealing with concomitant small parathyroid adenomas without standard scintigraphic pattern.<p c...

ea0049ep1378 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Thyroid autoimmunity and risk of incidental thyroid microcarcinoma in non-toxic nodular thyroid diseases

Askitis Dimitrios , Efremidou Eleni I , Karanikas Michail A , Tripsianis Grigorios , Giatromanolaki Alexandra , Polychronidis Alexandros , Lyratzopoulos Nikolaos

Aim: Thyroid cancer comprises the most common endocrine malignancy and a variety of studies have investigated the role of thyroid autoimmunity as an independent risk factor for the manifestation of differentiated thyroid cancer in otherwise benign thyroid disorders. Objective of the current retrospective study is the assessment of any possible correlation between thyroid autoimmunity, in terms of elevated thyroid autoantibodies, and incidental thyroid microcarcinoma (ITC) in n...

ea0041ep866 | Pituitary - Basic | ECE2016

Retrospective evaluation of pituitary tumours in a single tertiary care institution

Askitis Dimitrios , Kloos Christof , Battefeld Wilgard , Wolf Gunter , Muller Ulrich Alfons

Introduction: We retrospectively evaluated all patients with pituitary tumours treated in our department from 1.1.1997–1.11.2014Patients and methods: 215 patients (124 females: 91 males, mean age 50,9 y.) were treated because of pituitary tumours. All patients underwent basal hormonal analysis and testing in order to check for hormonal activity. Pituitary masses were divided into groups concerning their hormonal status and were further classified ac...

ea0041ep1127 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2016

Baseline serum TSH and risk of thyroid microcarcinoma in non-toxic nodular thyroid disease

Askitis Dimitrios , Efremidou Eleni I , Karanikas Michael , Tripsianis Gregory , Polychronidis Alexandros , Liratzopoulos Nikolaos

Aim: Thyroid cancer comprises the most common endocrine malignancy and a variety of studies have examined the role of TSH as an independent risk factor for the manifestation of differentiated thyroid cancer in otherwise benign thyroid disorders. Objective of the current retrospective study was the assessment of a possible relation between baseline serum TSH and thyroid microcarcinoma in a patient cohort with non-toxic thyroid disorders and without preoperative cytological esta...

ea0035p528 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2014

Retrospective evaluation of adrenal incidentalomas in a tertiary care institution

Askitis Dimitrios , Kloos Christof , Battefeld Wilgard , Wolf Gunter , Dirsch Olaf , Mueller Ulrich Alfons

Introduction: We retrospectively evaluated all patients with adrenal tumours treated in our Department from 1.1.1999 to 1.10.2013.Patients and methods: 189 patients (110 females: 79 males, mean age of 57.5 years) were treated because of adrenal tumours. All patients underwent hormonal analysis and testing in order to check for hormonal activity. Tumours were classified according to gender, age at diagnosis, tumour localisation and size, as well as benign...

ea0035p1087 | Thyroid Cancer | ECE2014

Incidence of thyroid microcarcinoma in relation to gender and age in non-toxic thyroid diseases treated with total thyroidectomy

Askitis Dimitrios , Efremidou Eleni I , Karanikas Michael , Esempidis Agis , Tripsianis Grigorios , Polychronidis Alexandros , Lyratzopoulos Nikolaos

Aim: Thyroid cancer comprises the most common endocrine malignancy and a variety of studies have examined the incidence of microcarcinomas in benign thyroid disorders. Objective of the present retrospective study was the assessment of the possible influence of age and gender parameters in the presence of thyroid microcarcinoma in a patient cohort with non-autonomous thyroid disorders and without cytological establishment of cancer who underwent total thyroidectomy.<p class...

ea0056p1132 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2018

Incidental thyroid microcarcinoma in benign thyroid diseases: can it encourage total thyroidectomy as the first choice of surgical treatment? (A retrospective study)

Askitis Dimitrios , Efremidou Eleni I , Giatromanolaki Alexandra , Esebidis Agis , Vamvakerou Vasiliki , Polychronidis Alexandros , Liratzopoulos Nikolaos

Aim: Well-differentiated thyroid cancer (TC) comprises the most common endocrine malignancy, featuring very good prognosis and 5-year survival rate of nearly 100% after total thyroidectomy. However, the prevalence of incidental thyroid microcarcinoma (mITC) is continuously rising during the last decade. One obvious reason is the high prevalence of total thyroidectomy (TT) as the preferred operation for otherwise benign nodular or diffuse thyroid diseases. The current retrospec...