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ea0037ep16 | Adrenal cortex | ECE2015

Adrenal malignant melanoma masquerading as a phaeochromocytoma

Barmpari Maria , Savvidis Christos , Dede Anastasia , Markogiannakis Haridimos , Giannopoulos Dimitrios , Dikoglou Christina , Malaktari-Skarantavou Sofia

Introduction: Adrenal masses usually represent benign and nonfunctional adrenal adenomas however, primary or metastatic malignancy should also be considered. Discovery of an adrenal mass needs further evaluation in order to exclude malignancy and hormonal secretion. Primary adrenal melanoma is an extremely rare entity, while metastases of cutaneous melanoma to the adrenals occur much more often. We present a rare case of a possibly primary adrenal malignant melanoma with imagi...

ea0020p49 | Adrenal | ECE2009

Laparoscopic resection of a large adrenal oncocytoma

Michalopoulos Nikolaos , Kekis Panagiotis , Liparaki Maria , Evagelidakis Emmanuel , Natoudi Maria , Kleidi Eleftheria , Markogiannakis Haridimos , Manouras Andreas

Background: Oncocytomas are predominantly benign tumors that are well described in the kidney, thyroid and salivary glands. They have also been reported in more rare sites including the pituitary and parathyroid glands, respiratory tract and choroid plexus. The occurrence of these tumors in the adrenal gland, however, represents an extremely exceptional finding.Case presentation: We report the case of a 34 year-old male patient who presented with a right...

ea0020p128 | Thyroid | ECE2009

Coexistence of hyperparathyroidism and non-medullary thyroid carcinoma

Alevizos Leonidas , Markogiannakis Haridimos , Kekis Panagiotis , Papadima Artemisia , Sigala Frantzeska , Filis Konstantinos , Toutouzas Konstantinos , Manouras Andreas

Background – objective: Medullary thyroid carcinoma and hyperparathyroidism coexistence is well described in the literature. On the other hand, data regarding the coexistence of non-medullary thyroid cancer and hyperparathyroidism are scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of such coexistence.Methods: This is a retrospective study of all patients with primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism who underwent parathyroidectomy in o...

ea0020p161 | Thyroid | ECE2009

Predictors of incidental parathyroidectomy during thyroid surgery

Michalopoulos Nikolaos , Alevizos Leonidas , Markogiannakis Haridimos , Memos Nikolaos , Giannopoulos Aggelos , Malachtari Sofia , Kekis Panagiotis , Manouras Andreas

Objective: To identify incidental parathyroidectomy predictors in thyroid surgery.Methods: All thyroid operations during 4 years were reviewed (n=1010). Patients were divided in those with (parathyroidectomy group) and without incidental parathyroidectomy (no-parathyroidectomy group).Results: Incidental parathyroidectomy occurred in 198 patients (19.6%). The groups were comparable in age, thyroid weight and pathology, hypert...

ea0020p162 | Thyroid | ECE2009

Thyroid surgery with the new harmonic scalpel: a prospective randomized study

Alevizos Leonidas , Michalopoulos Nikolaos , Markogiannakis Haridimos , Memos Nikolaos , Tsamis Dimitrios , Linardoutsos Dimitrios , Kekis Panagiotis , Manouras Andreas

Background-objective: Although the harmonic scalpel has been shown to be safe and effective in thyroid surgery, several surgeons consider the previously available instruments to be large and cumbersome, especially in terms of dissection capabilities. To this context, an innovative technical improvement of the device for thyroid surgery has very recently been implemented and has been made available in 2008. Utilization of this new device, however, has not been evaluated in any ...

ea0020p33 | Adrenal | ECE2009

A multi-institutional audit of laparoscopic adrenalectomy in Greece and the UK

Kekis Panagiotis , Markogiannakis Haridimos , Michalopoulos Nikolaos , Lagoudianakis Emmanuel , Fleming Bill , Martinez-Isla Alberto , Lynn John , Manouras Andreas

Objective: To evaluate the results of laparoscopic adrenalectomy in our institutions.Methods: Prospectively collected data from 2000 to 2007.Results: During the 8-year study period, 160 laparoscopic adrenalectomies were performed in 150 patients. Mean age was 49.8 years (female: 60.7%). Twenty-seven patients (18%) had previous open abdominal operations. There were 10 bilateral (6.6%) for Cushing’s disease, 64 right (42.7%) and...

ea0020p170 | Thyroid | ECE2009

Primary cavernous hemangioma of the thyroid gland

Michalopoulos Nikolaos , Papadima Artemisia , Lagoudianakis Emmanuel , Panoussopoulos Sotirios-Georgios , Toufektzian Levon , Alevizos Leonidas , Markogiannakis Haridimos , Manouras Andreas

Background: Hemangiomas of the thyroid gland are extremely rare.Case presentation: We report a case of a 78-year-old euthyroid male patient with a primary cavernous hemangioma of the thyroid gland. The patient presented for evaluation of a symptomatic, slowly growing neck mass. He did not have any previous medical history and, moreover, had no history of trauma, FNA or other neck procedures. Ultrasound scan revealed a multinodular goiter and a hypoechoic...

ea0063p367 | Thyroid 1 | ECE2019

Giant cystic pheochromocytoma: A clinically silent entity

Afentoulidi Aikaterini , Markogiannakis Haridimos , Kekis Panagiotis , Natoudi Maria , Gavriilidou Stavroula , Belis Constantinos , Xydiari Kalliopi , Athanasiou Vasileios , Malaktari-Skarantavou Sofia , Leandros Emmanouil , Savvidis Christos

Introduction: Pheochromocytomas (PCCs) are rare neuroendocrine catecholamine secreting-tumors derived from chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla. PCCs are usually solid tumors but rarely occur as a cystic lesion. Cystic pheocromocytomas (CPCCs) are usually asymptomatic, unilateral and of a large size without typical radiological and biochemical features of pheochromocytomas. Non-specific abdominal pain has been reported in several cases.Case Presentati...