Paschalia K Iliadou

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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: To assess the calcium homeostasis after treatment with denosumab in women with non metastatic breast cancer Patients and Methods: We prospectively enrolled 42 female patients with osteoporosis, who were eligible for treatment with denosumab. Patients were divided in two groups. In Group A were included 24 healthy postmenopausal women (controls) and in(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether Chlamydia pneumoniae (Cp) infection is more common in women whose current pregnancy is complicated with preeclampsia (PE) as compared to pregnant women without PE. METHODS Thirty pregnant women with PE and 30 pregnant women without PE were studied between 29 and 30 weeks of gestation. The presence of an acute or chronic Cp(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)
BACKGROUND The association between chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (CLT) and thyroid cancer is an interesting topic. The aim of the present study was to evaluate if demographic and histological characteristics as well as the long-term outcome of thyroid cancer was different in children and adolescents with and without CLT. METHODS The medical records of(More)