Claudia Della Casa

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Knowledge of anatomic variability of the superior (STA), inferior (ITA), and lowest accessory (IMA) thyroid arteries may be helpful in certain clinical conditions. However, details of this variability have not been thoroughly described. Specifically, whether the presence and site of origin of STA, ITA, and IMA are influenced by the anthropological group, to(More)
Neuroendocrine, endocrine and autocrine/paracrine signals contribute to the regulation of basal thyrotroph growth. Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH), somatostatin, thyroid hormone (TH), estrogens (Es) and epidermal growth factor, all may play a role both in normal and tumoral thyrotroph proliferation, acting via either plasma membrane receptors and(More)
Effects of primary hypothyroidism (HYPO) on the male gonadal axis are controversial, with only scanty data on the gonadotroph cell response and no information on GnRH tuberoinfundibular neurons, even in animal models. HYPO has been reported to variably induce hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, a hypergonadotropic state, or to have no effects on basal levels of(More)
We have investigated whether the presence, numerical variations and site of origin of the superior thyroid artery (STA) are influenced by the ethnic group and gender, whether the origin and caliber of this vessel are symmetrical, to what extent a non-selective thyroid angiography, either conventional or by digital subtraction, is effective in visualizing(More)
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