Ricardo Messias Rossi

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CONTEXT There is a high prevalence of thyroid nodules on ultrasonographic (US) examination. However, most of them are benign. US criteria may help to decide cost-effective management. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to develop a standardized US characterization and reporting data system of thyroid lesions for clinical management: the Thyroid Imaging Reporting(More)
Incidentally discovered adrenal masses are mostly benign, asymptomatic lesions, often arbitrarily considered as nonfunctioning tumors. Recent studies, however, have reported increasing evidence that subtle cortisol production and abnormalities in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis are more frequent than previously thought. The purpose of this(More)
OBJECTIVE Glucocorticoid excess is widely recognized as one of the most important causes of bone loss. The mechanism of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis is presumably multifactorial, and consists of the loss of organic and non-organic compounds. Efforts have been made to develop simple physical methods for the assessment of bone tissue for the screening(More)
Results of supraphysiological adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation of biosynthetic pathways of adrenal zona fasciculata indicate that a deficiency of 11-hydroxylase exists in patients with essential hypertension. The deficiency is suggested by the much greater stimulus of synthesis of deoxycorticosterone (DOC) and deoxycortisol in hypertensive(More)
The feasibility, safety and effectiveness of percutaneous computed tomography-guided ethanol injection (PEI-CT) was investigated in a patient affected by aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA). A 42-year-old male patient with typical features of hyperaldosteronism presented a solitary left adrenal adenoma measuring 2 cm, with a normal contralateral gland,(More)
To test the hypothesis that levels of adrenal autoantibodies correlate with the degree of adrenal dysfunction, we followed up adrenal cortex autoantibody (ACA) titers and 21-hydroxylase (21OH) autoantibody (21OHAb) levels in 19 ACA-positive subjects with preclinical Addison's disease. On enrollment, all the 19 ACA-positive subjects were positive for 21OHAb.(More)
Mosaicism 45X/47XXX is a sporadic form of ovarian dysgenesis. Many of the cases previously described were characterized by a variable phenotype expression. We here report the case of a 33-yr-old woman with recent secondary amenorrhea, weight loss and breast regression. Her menarche had occurred at the age of 11 yr and 6 months and her menstrual cycles had(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite the increasing evidence that primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) contributes to greater risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, its exact role in the development of cardiovascular changes and its clinical significance are still controversial. Given the multiple influence of PHPT on the cardiovascular system, this study aimed to(More)