Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0029p933 | Female Reproduction | ICEECE2012

Prevalence of chronic autoimmune thyroiditis in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome

Vryonidou A. , Vassilatou E. , Ioannidis D. , Panagou M. , Katsoulis K. , Stefanaki K. , Tzavara I.

Introduction: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age and is characterized by chronic anovulation and clinical and/or biochemical hyperandrogenism. Chronic autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) is a common disease of organ-specific autoimmunity affecting predominantly women, that is attributed to an interaction between a genetic background and environmental factors. There are few data showing higher AIT prevalence in PCOS patients.<p...

ea0026p477 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2011

Long term follow-up and outcome in thyroid papillary microcarcinoma

Vlassopoulou B , Vryonidou A , Ioannidis D , Koletti A , Klonaris N , Katsoulis C , Vasilopoulos Ch , Tzavara I

Background and patients: The clinical significance and management of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) is widely debated. The objective of this study was to assess the clinical presentation, tumor characteristics and the outcome of the disease in patients with PTMC. In this retrospective study we evaluated 286 patients who were followed for a minimum of three years.Results: Of the 286 patients with a mean age 48.9 years, 226 (79%) were females. Two...