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ea0022p183 | Clinical case reports and clinical practice | ECE2010

Metastasis to the thyroid gland with thrombo embolic jugular involvement as initial presentation of renal carcinoma: a Case Report

Andrioli Massimiliano , Brescia Antonio , Carzaniga Chiara , Cavagnini Francesco

Introduction: Metachronic metastasis of renal carcinoma to the thyroid gland, a rare entity occurring sometimes many years after nephrectomy, have been already reported by literature. Thyroidal synchronous metastasis, instead, are more uncommon. We herein report a patient with thyroidal metastasis and intrajugular thrombo embolic involvement as initial presentation of a misunderstood renal carcinoma.Case Report: A 83-years-old woman, with silent medical ...

ea0022p562 | Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Assessment of biochemical control of acromegaly during treatment with somatostatin analogues: is there still a role for glucose oral load?

Carzaniga Chiara , Scacchi Massimo , Vitale Giovanni , Fatti Maria Letizia , Giraldi Francesca Pecori , Andrioli Massimiliano , Cavagnini Francesco

Biochemical control of acromegaly is currently defined by the achievement of GH suppression after oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and of normal age- and gender-matched IGF1 levels. OGTT is believed to inhibit somatotropin secretion by enhancing central somatostatinergic tone; thus, the use of this test in evaluating biochemical control in acromegalic patients on somatostatin analogues (SSA) is questionable. To gain further insights into this topic, we analyzed basal and nad...

ea0099p576 | Thyroid | ECE2024

Radiofrequency ablation is an effective treatment for bethesda iii nodules without genetic alterations

Fugazzola Laura , Deandrea Maurilio , Borgato Stefano , Dell'Acqua Marco , Retta Francesca , Mormile Alberto , Carzaniga Chiara , Gazzano Giacomo , Pogliaghi Gabriele , Muzza Marina , Persani Luca

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is effective in the treatment of thyroid nodules, leading to a 50-90% reduction with respect to baseline. Current guidelines indicate the need for a benign cytology prior to RFA, though, on the other side, this procedure is also successfully used for the treatment of papillary microcarcinomas. No specific indications are available for nodules with an indeterminate cytology (Bethesda III and IV). Aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficac...

ea0032p865 | Pituitary – Clinical (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by IPSEN</emphasis>) | ECE2013

Effects of somatostatin analogues on muscle sympathetic nerve activity in acromegaly

Carzaniga Chiara , Seravalle Gino , Attanasio Roberto , Grassi Guido , Cozzi Renato , Maria Fatti Letizia , Montini Marcella , Vitale Giovanni , Sciortino Giovanna , Damanti Sarah , Scacchi Massimo , Mancia Giuseppe , Cavagnini Francesco , Persani Luca

Introduction: While searching for mechanisms contributing to the increased mortality of acromegaly, we have previously described an unexpected sympathoinhibition in newly diagnosed patients (Seravalle et al., Clin Endocrinol 77:262, 2012) and interpreted this finding as an adaptive phenomenon. It has also been shown that centrally administered somatostatin (SS) inhibits peripheral sympathetic outflow in rodents (Rettig et al., Am J Physiol 257:R588, 1989). Ba...