Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p383 | (1) | ECE2007

Efficacy and safety of radiofrequency thermal ablation in the treatment of thyroid nodules with pressure symptoms in elderly patients

Faggiano Antongiulio , Di Somma Carolina , Milone Francesco , Ramundo Valeria , Lombardi Gaetano , Coloa Annamaria , Spiezia Stefano

Background: Nodular goiter is one of the commonest endocrinopathy. Its incidence increases with age accounting for more than 50% of subjects older than 60 years. Elderly subjects more frequently suffer from pressure symptoms. Loco-regional treatments, like laser photocoagulation and percutaneous ethanol injection, are a potentially useful tool to treat TNs but their efficacy is still debated. Radiofrequency thermal ablation (RTA) has been applied to several benign and malignan...

ea0016p394 | Neuroendocrinology | ECE2008

Growth hormone (GH) treatment on atherosclerosis: results of a 5 years open, prospective, controlled study in male patients with severe GH deficiency

Colao Annamaria , Di Somma Carolina , Spiezia Stefano , Savastano Silvia , Rota Francesca , Savanelli Maria Cristina , D'Andrea Marianna , Lombardi Gaetano

Background: Severe GH deficiency (GHD) is associated with, increased cardiovascular (CV) risk and intima-media thickness (IMT) at major arteries.Objective: To investigate the long-term (5-years) effects of GH replacement on insulin resistance (IR) syndrome (IRS) (at least two of: triglycerides levels ≥1.7 mmol/l, HDL-cholesterol levels ≤1.0 mmol/l, blood pressure above 130/85 mmHg, fasting glucose 6.1–7 or 2 h after glucose 7.7–11.1...

ea0073aep633 | Thyroid | ECE2021

Efficacy of transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasonography (TLUS) in the diagnosis of vocal cord function in an endocrine surgery referral center.

Offi Chiara , Antonelli Giovanni , Brancaccio Umberto , Edoardo D’Ambrosio , Grazia Esposito Maria , Misso Claudia , Maria Romano Roberto , Spiezia Stefano

IntroductionThyroid diseases affect a large population worldwide and total thyroidectomy (TT) is the most common curative treatment [1]. Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) lesions are the most dangerous complication [1]. The intraoperative neuromonitoring (NIM) is a useful tool in reducing the incidence of nerve injury, but a preoperative examinations of vocal cords function through flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy (FFL) is recommended [1]. FFL is uncomfort...

ea0073aep641 | Thyroid | ECE2021

Percutaneous laser ablation of metastatic lymph nodes, role of minimally invasive thyroid treatment in center of reference of endocrine surgery.

Offi Chiara , Brancaccio Umberto , Antonelli Giovanni , Edoardo D’Ambrosio , Grazia Esposito Maria , Misso Claudia , Spiezia Stefano

BackgroundThe incidence of papillary thyroid cancers is increase in last decades due to easier ultrasound diagnosis. The papillary thyroid cancers metastasize via lymphatics to the lymph nodes of the central and later cervical neck compartment. According to 2015 ATA guidelines, the recurrence rate is less 1–2% [2]. The treatment of choice in lymph node recurrences is surgery, but it is burdened by a higher rate of complications (25% of recurrent lar...

ea0073oc5.4 | Oral Communications 5: Thyroid | ECE2021

The ablation of thyroid nodule’s afferent arteries before radiofrequency ablation: preliminary data.

Offi Chiara , Garberoglio Sara , Antonelli Giovanni , Esposito Maria Grazia , Brancaccio Umberto , Misso Claudia , D’’ Edoardo , Pace Daniela , Spiezia Stefano

Induced radiofrequency thermal ablation is cytoreductive treatment of symptomatic benign thyroid nodules, metastatic and recurrent thyroid tumors and papillary thyroid microcarcinomas. It is a safe and effective alternative to surgery and it allows to obtain satisfactory results in terms of volumetric reduction of the nodule with significant improvement in the quality of life. The trans-isthmic approach and the moving shot technique are the two basic techniques; however, an ad...