Paschalia K Iliadou

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OBJECTIVE To compare FSH, inhibin B (INHB), and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) as predictors of the recovery of sperm in testicular fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) performed in men with azoospermia. DESIGN Cross-sectional, clinical study. SETTING Academic Unit of Reproductive Endocrinology. PATIENT(S) Fifty-one men with azoospermia and 31 controls.(More)
OBJECTIVE Thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC) carcinoma is a rare entity and its management is controversial. The aim of this retrospective study was to: (a) identify patients with TGDC carcinoma followed up in our clinic and (b) study specific characteristics of the disease and their association with thyroid carcinoma. DESIGN Medical files of patients with(More)
An 18-year old, phenotypically female individual was examined for primary amenorrhea. Three months before her referral, the patient underwent surgery and a pelvic mass was removed. The physical examination revealed normal female external genitalia, normal breast development, sparse pubic hair and absence of axillary hair. The gynecological examination(More)
The Sertoli cell is important for endocrine and paracrine control of spermatogenesis. Functions attributed to Sertoli cells are: (1) supportive and trophic functions for the cells of the seminiferous epithelium, (2) transport of mature spermatids towards the lumen of seminiferous tubules, (3) secretion of androgen binding protein, (4) production of(More)
BACKGROUND Parathyroid metastatic disease from thyroid cancer has not been studied extensively, mainly due to the need for parathyroid preservation during thyroid surgery. METHODS We reviewed files from 1,770 patients with thyroid cancer followed up in our department and 10 patients with parathyroid metastases (0.5%) were identified. Patient and tumor(More)
BACKGROUND Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) comprises the commonest type of thyroid cancer and carries the highest rate of survival. However, when metastatic disease occurs, survival is significantly affected. METHODS We aimed to identify prognostic histopathological and clinical factors that modify survival in metastatic PTC. All cases of metastatic PTC(More)
AIM Thyroid cancer incidence has been increased over the last decades. The aims of the present study were: (a) to identify a changing trend in thyroid cancer in Northern Greece, (b) to examine patients' and tumoral characteristics and (c) to investigate the increase of papillary microcarcinomas and that of invasive or larger cancers. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare clinical and histologic characteristics of papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs) ≤10 mm in patients ≤21 years old with larger ones and with microcarcinomas in adults. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study of patients with PTC diagnosed between 1983 and 2012. Medical records were reviewed and information about age, sex, tumor size,(More)
INTRODUCTION A non-invasive test, which could predict the presence of sperm during a testicular sperm extraction (TESE) procedure in men with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA), would be of profound clinical importance. Inhibin B (Inh-B) and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) have been proposed as direct markers of Sertoli cell function and indirect markers of(More)
AIM To determine stimulated serum anti-Mllerian hormone (AMH) levels in men with different causes of subfertility. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We prospectively studied 82 subfertile men and 31 controls. The subfertile men underwent a diagnostic procedure to identify the causes of subfertility. Study parameters included testicular volume, levels of(More)