Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0041ep1016 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2016

Total thyroidectomy in refractory amiodarone induced thyrotoxicosis: a case series of 12 patients

Drescher Tilman , Clerici Thomas , Kolb Walter , Brandle Michael , Bilz Stefan

Introduction: Amiodarone induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT) occurs in 5–10% of patients and may occur at any time throughout the course of treatment including months after discontinuation. Two distinct forms of AIT are distinguished and treated differently. Iodine-induced hyperthyroidism, typically seen in patients with underlying thyroid disease, is referred to as typ1 AIT and treated with high doses of thionamide antithyroid drugs and perchlorate. Type 2 AIT is a destructive ...

ea0037ep312 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2015

Comparative diagnostic value of ultrasound, ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration and sestamibi scintigraphy for the correct preoperative localisation of parathyroid adenomas

Bilz Stefan , Rogowski-Lehmann Nathalie , Krull Ina , Brandle Michael , Oettli Rene , Kolb Walter , Clerici Thomas

Background: This study prospectively assessed the sensitivity and positive predictive value (PPV) of ultrasound (US), ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration with PTH measurement in the needle washout (US-FNA) and sestamibi scintigraphy (SS) for the localisation of parathyroid adenomas in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) and features of uniglandular disease.Methods: 51 consecutive patients with pHPT referred for first time surgery with a...

ea0037ep1267 | Clinical Cases–Thyroid/Other | ECE2015

Noninfectious but genetic bilateral neck swelling

Joel Capraro , Wolfgang Nagel , Thomas Clerici , Sandro Stockli , Michael Brandle , Stefan Bilz

Introduction: We describe a case of a 32 year old woman with bilateral carotid body tumours as initial finding of a paraganglioma syndrome type 1.Case: A 32-year old previously healthy mother was referred because of bilateral neck swelling, presumably lymphadenopathy, associated with recurrent upper respiratory tract infections during the past year. Cervical ultrasound raised the suspicion for bilateral carotid body tumours which were confirmed by MR-ima...

ea0081rc8.4 | Rapid Communications 8: Calcium and Bone | ECE2022

Accuracy, costs and radiation exposure of current preoperative localization procedures in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, a retrospective cohort study in a Swiss tertiary referral center

Siegenthaler Martin , Christopher Maas Ole , Renstrom Frida , Clerici Thomas , Forrer Flavio , Kolb Walter , Sinz Stefanie , Bilz Stefan

Background: Focused parathyroidectomy has become the standard procedure for patients with sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) fulfilling the criteria for surgical therapy and requires preoperative localization procedures. Ultrasound imaging (US) and 99mTc-sestamibi-scintigraphy with/without SPECT/CT (SC) are established first line procedures. 18F-choline PET/CT (PET) has emerged as a novel sensitive and specific method. However, current reimbursem...