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ea0041ep88 | Adrenal medulla | ECE2016

High prevalence of germinal mutations in pheochromocytomas with normal urinary metanephrines results

Silva Joao , Prazeres Susana , Domingues Rita , Font Ana , Leite Valeriano

Introduction: Pheochromocytomas are tumors derived from the adrenal-medullary chromaffin cells that normally produce catecholamines. Rarely these tumors are non-secreting. In the assessment of a suspected pheochromocytoma, guidelines recommend dosing urinary or plasma metanephrines.Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of pheochromocytomas biochemically non-secreting and their differences.Methods: We searched all patients with meas...

ea0049ep1330 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Measurement of anti-thyroglobulin antibodies, a matter of equipment?

Capitao Ricardo , Prazeres Susana , Font Ana , Godinho Conceicao , Rodrigues Isaura , Cerveira Frederico , Belo Graca , Viana Joao , Madureira Deolinda

Introduction: The presence of anti-thyroglobulin antibodies (ATG) can induce falsely lower thyroglobulin (Tg) values. The methods characteristics used for ATG measurement vary according to the equipment/reagent used. ATG at our centre is measured by Unicap.Objective: To assess if patients with negative ATG by Unicap® have different results with other equipment.Methods: A cross-sectional retrospective study was condu...