Jean-louis Wemeau

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Postoperative hypocalcemia is a common and most often transient event after extensive thyroid surgery. It may reveal iatrogenic injury to the parathyroid glands and permanent hypoparathyroidism. We prospectively evaluated the incidence of hypocalcemia and permanent hypoparathyroidism following total or subtotal thyroidectomy in 1071 consecutive patients(More)
CONTEXT Familial pituitary adenomas occur rarely in the absence of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) and Carney complex (CNC). OBJECTIVE Our objective was to characterize the clinical and genealogical features of non-MEN1/CNC familial isolated pituitary adenomas (FIPA). DESIGN AND SETTING We conducted a retrospective study of clinical and(More)
BACKGROUND Despite cure of primary aldosteronism by surgical resection, hypertension persists postoperatively in 30% to 50% of patients. The aim of this study was to determine factors influencing long-term outcome of blood pressure after unilateral adrenalectomy for primary aldosteronism. METHODS Records of 100 patients who underwent unilateral(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse trends in diagnostic practices of thyroid diseases and to relate them to the increase in thyroid cancer incidence in France over time. DESIGN From 1980 to 2000, a French retrospective multicentric (three endocrinology and three nuclear medicine centres) study of thyroid diseases was conducted on 20 consecutive unselected patients'(More)
Hyperthyroidism is mainly due to autoimmune thyroid disorders or toxic goiter, and very rarely to the presence of thyrotropin (TSH)-secreting pituitary adenomas (TSHomas). These tumors are characterized by high levels of circulating free thyroid hormones (FT4 and FT3) in the presence of nonsuppressed serum TSH concentrations. Failure to correctly diagnose(More)
Non-functioning paragangliomas (Pgls), also called chemodectomas, glomus tumours, or non-chromaffin Pgls, are rare, highly vascularised tumours, originating from neural crest derived chief cells of paraganglia in the head and neck region. The main affected sites are the carotid body, a small chemoreceptive organ that senses blood oxygen level, and the(More)
CONTEXT An association between germline aryl hydrocarbon receptor-interacting protein (AIP) gene mutations and pituitary adenomas was recently shown. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to assess the frequency of AIP gene mutations in a large cohort of patients with familial isolated pituitary adenoma (FIPA). DESIGN This was a multicenter,(More)
The spectrum of adipose tissue diseases ranges from obesity to lipodystrophy, and is accompanied by insulin resistance syndrome, which promotes the occurrence of type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular complications. Lipodystrophy refers to a group of rare diseases characterized by the generalized or partial absence of adipose tissue, and occurs(More)