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Epidemiological studies, as well as animal models, indicate that iodine might be an immunogenic agent for the thyroid gland, at least in subjects predisposed to thyroid autoimmunity. This review presents data, either epidemiological or experimental, obtained in different conditions: constant and stable iodine status, either deficient, sufficient or(More)
We report on a very rare case of hyperthyroidism due to multiple autonomously functioning bone metastasis of papillary thyroid cancer in a 79-year-old woman. This situation remains extremely uncommon, as shown by our review of the literature; only 47 similar cases have been published from 1946 to 2005. The pathogenic mechanism remains largely unknown in(More)
Familial pituitary adenoma is a rare syndrome which may present either as isolated lesions, or in association with other endocrine tumors, for example in the frame of multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN-1) or Carney complex (CNC). The most frequently described forms of familial isolated pituitary adenoma (FIPA) are familial somatotropinomas or prolactinomas.(More)
The aim of follow-up of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (CTD) is the assessment of remission, and, in further steps, the early recognition of patients who develop a recurrence. Tools for the follow-up of CTD include the assessment of thyroglobulin and imaging procedures. Thyroglobulin (Tg) is a strong marker of persistent or recurrent disease, but it must(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to assess prospectively the impact of recombinant human TSH (rhTSH) administration on positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) imaging in differentiated thyroid cancer patients who, after primary treatment, had a suppressed or stimulated serum thyroglobulin greater than 10 ng/ml and no radioactive(More)
First cause of hyperthyroidism among women of childbearing age, Graves' disease raises the risk of maternal and fetal complications, including eclampsia, cardiac failure, abortion, prematurity, fetal death, all of which can be avoided if maternal hyperthyroidism is closely controlled. The risk of transplacental hyperthyroidism has been shown to correlate to(More)
OBJECTIVES AND METHOD The discordance between test by urine dipstick (nitrites and leucocyte-esterase) and analysis in laboratory, with urinary culture on the same sample was studied in diabetic patients, from October 2000 to May 2002, to eventually stop systematic laboratory test. The dipstick result (Clinitek 20 Bayer) was classified as "possibility of(More)
Prognosis of differentiated thyroid cancer is favorable in the majority of cases. However, distant metastases occur in 10-15% of cases, predominantly in lungs and bones, especially in older patients exhibiting poorly differentiated forms or advanced stages. We report a case history of Hürthle cell thyroid carcinoma metastasized to the sigmoid colon. To the(More)
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