Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0037ep1099 | Endocrine tumours | ECE2015

Surgical correlation of thyroid nodules categorised as potential follicular neoplasms in core-needle biopsy (CNB)

Paja Miguel , Zabala Rosa , Corta Igone , Exposito Amaia , Calles Laura , Lizarraga Aitzol , Ugalde Aitziber

In our centre we use CNB for routine study of thyroid nodules since 2005. Four diagnostic categories for CNB’s results have been standardised: insufficient; benign; follicular proliferation (FOL), including follicular and oncocytic neoplasms; and malignant. Diagnosis of FOL was defined according to the presence of microfollicular patterned biopsies with scant or absent colloid, sometimes with minimal pleomorphism or discrete nuclear changes. This category could be equival...

ea0041ep1017 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2016

Accuracy of repeated core biopsy (CB) after inadequate first CB in thyroid nodules

Paja Miguel , Zabala Rosa , Korta Igone , Zabalegui Alba , Dublang Maddalen , de Ciriza Maite Perez , Lizarraga Aitzol , Ugalde Aitziber

In our centre, thyroid core-biopsy (CB) has replaced fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in the study of thyroid nodules because its better accuracy. International guidelines recommend repeating the FNA in cases of inadequate or insufficient first specimen, but nothing is published about the case in failed CB.Objective: To study the differences between nodules with inadequate and diagnostic thyroid Core Biopsy and the accuracy of repeating a CB after a ...

ea0020p103 | Thyroid | ECE2009

The role of large-neddle biopsy (LNB) in thyroid nodules: validation with surgical results in more than 100 cases

Paja Miguel , Perez-Yeboles Josu , Sanchez Maider , Izuzquiza Ana , Ugarte Estibaliz , Zabala Rosa , Lopez Jose I , Oleaga Amelia

Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) remains the mainstay in the study of thyroid nodules, with cytologic adequate specimens in almost 85% of cases in expert hands. Apart from the limitation of inadequate samples, there are false negative diagnoses in some cases, particularly in larger (>3 cm) nodules. Considering this, Large-needle biopsy (LNB) could be useful to improve diagnostic precision. We review the pathology reports (PR) of more than 100 patients operated since ...

ea0063p405 | Thyroid 1 | ECE2019

Radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of benign thyroid nodules: a good alternative to surgery

Moreno Cristina , Paja Miguel , Izuzquiza Ana , Espiga Javier , Arrizabalaga Cristina , Martinez Adela Leyre , Monzon Andoni , Zabala Rosa , Iglesias Natalia , Calles Laura

Introduction: To date, benign thyroid nodules complainig of symptomatic or cosmetic problems and autonomous functioning thyroid nodules (AFTN) have generally been treated with surgery or I131. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a novel technique that has demonstrated safety and efficacy in the treatment of these nodules. We describe the clinical experience at our hospital.Material and method: We include 33 patients (28 women, 5 men) from January 2013 to Se...

ea0056p1156 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2018

Diagnostic accuracy of CNB in tyroid nodules smaller than 1 centimeter

Paja Miguel , Ugalde Aitziber , Korta Igone , Zabala Rosa , Martinez Adela L , Zabalegui Alba , Arrizabalaga Cristina , Calles Laura A , Etxebarria Eider , Del Cura Jose L

Current guidelines suggest sonographic follow-up in thyroid nodules smaller than 10 mm with intermediate or highly suspicious features as ultrasound-guided FNAC has poor results in these nodules, and the risk of non-diagnosed thyroid carcinoma is very low. CNB has proved superior to repeated FNAC in case of insufficient or indeterminate first FNAC.Objective: Evaluate diagnostic accuracy of CNB in nodules smaller than 10 mm with intermediate or high suspi...