Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0049ep1307 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Thyroid autoimmunity and frequency of malignant or suspicious for malignancy thyroid nodule cytology

Siolos Athanasios , Chambidis Vasileios , Efstathiadou Zoe , Georgiou Thomas , Panagiotou Athanasios , Adamidou Fotini , Kita Marina

Introduction: Thyroid autoimmunity has been associated with the diagnosis of differentiated thyroid (DTC) cancer in surgical series. However, this finding has not been consistent in Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB) cytology series.Aim: We aimed to investigate the association between thyroid autoimmunity and DTC in patients who underwent ultrasound-guided FNAB.Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients who had undergone ultra...

ea0049ep1417 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Ultrasonographic features of thyroid nodules with suspicious or malignant cytology

Chambidis Vasileios , Siolos Athanasios , Lazarou Lazaros , Efstathiadou Zoe , Panagiotou Athanasios , Adamidou Fotini , Kita Marina

Introduction: Thyroid sonography has become the first line diagnostic procedure for thyroid nodules. The characterization of specific sonografic patterns associated with high risk of malignancy has enabled physicians to determine which nodules are more likely to be malignant and thus merit further evaluation.Aim: We investigated whether the ultrasonographic nodule characteristics proposed in the literature were able to predict cytology findings after ult...

ea0049ep1303 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Frequency and prognostic factors of non-diagnostic cytology in ultrasound guided thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy: a 2-year single centre experience

Chambidis Vasileios , Siolos Athanasios , Efstathiadou Zoe , Sykja Albana , Georgiou Thomas , Chambidou Eleni , Panagiotou Athanasios , Adamidou Fotini , Kita Marina

Aim: Ultrasound-guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (USg-FNAB) is the most accurate modality for distinguishing malignant or possibly malignant from benign thyroid nodules. However, a certain amount of specimens turn out to be non-diagnostic or inadequate. Several factors contribute to this outcome such as the examinerÂ’s experience, characteristics of the nodule and patientÂ’s compliance. Understanding these factors could contribute to reduction of non-diagnostic res...