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ea0041gp238 | Thyroid Cancer (1) | ECE2016

Correlation between basal and stimulated thyroglobulin in differentiated thyroid carcinoma of intermediate and high risk

Senes Paola , De Rosa Annapina , Paragliola Rosa Maria , Papi Giampaolo , Locantore Pietro , Pontecorvi Alfredo , Corsello Salvatore Maria

Thyroglobulin (Tg) is a highly sensitive tumor marker of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). To optimize the sensitivity, guidelines recommend Tg measurement after stimulation with recombinant TSH (rh-TSH) 6–12 months after radio remnant ablation (RRA). Based on recent evidence in Literature, it is possible to avoid the measurement of Tg after stimulation with rh-TSH (S-Tg) in presence of undetectable values of basal Tg (B-Tg) if high functional sensitivity (0.1 ng/ml) m...

ea0035p1140 | Thyroid Cancer | ECE2014

Thyroglobulin before radio remnant ablation during levothyroxine withdrawal can be considered an accurate parameter of remission of differentiated thyroid cancer

Paragliola Rosa Maria , De Rosa Annapina , Di Donna Vincenzo , Locantore Pietro , Senes Paola , Prete Alessandro , Pontecorvi Alfredo , Corsello Salvatore Maria

Introduction: Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is the most frequent endocrine cancer. After surgery followed, if any, by 131I radio remnant ablation (RRA), follow-up monitoring consists of neck ultrasonography (US) and measurements of thyroglobulin (Tg) levels and anti-Tg antibodies (Ac-Tg) both on levothyroxine (L-T4) therapy and after recombinant TSH (rTSH). The aim of our study is to define a cut-off of Tg before RRA (RRA-Tg) during <...

ea0022p422 | Endocrine tumours &amp; neoplasia (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Juvenile hypertension due to coexistence of two very rare etiologies

Paragliola Rosa Maria , Ianni Francesca , Ricciato Maria Pia , Rosa Annapina De , Gallo Francesca , Locantore Pietro , Senes Paola , Rota Carlo Antonio , Pontecorvi Alfredo , Corsello Salvatore Maria

The coexistence of pheochromocytoma and hyperreninemia secondary to renal artery stenosis, which both represent important causes of juvenile hypertension, has been reported in Literature, while association between pheochromocytoma and reninoma has never been described.We evaluated a 24-year-old boy, which came to our attention for severe hypertension, unresponsive to anti-hypertensive polytherapy. In 1996, because of elevated calcitonin levels (180 pg/ml...

ea0020p221 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2009

Severe elevation of testosterone serum levels as unique finding in occult Sertoli-Leydig ovarian cell tumors

Paragliola Rosa Maria , Ricciato Maria Pia , Gallo Francesca , De Rosa Annapina , Senes Paola , Rota Carlo Antonio , Pontecorvi Alfredo , Corsello Salvatore Maria

Hirsutism affects 5–10% of women of reproductive age and may be the initial sign of an androgen disorder. We describe two cases of occult Sertoli-Leydig ovarian cell tumor suspected only on the basis of clinical and laboratory features.The first patient, a 42 year-old woman came to our attention for hirsutism. Several blood samples showed a very high testosterone concentration (~4 ng/ml), while non-ovarian causes of hyperandrogenism were excluded. A...