hrp0092p3-10 | Adrenals and HPA Axis | ESPE2019

An Unusual Testicular Adrenal Rest Tumor localization in a 15-Year-Old Boy with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Corica Domenico , Aversa Tommaso , Bottari Antonio , Ascenti Giorgio , Wasniewska Malgorzata

Introduction: Testicular adrenal rest tumor (TART) is the most important cause of infertility in male with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). TART is a benign tumor, mainly bilateral (75-80%), usually diagnosed in under-treated CAH male with hypercorticotropinemia, which generally regresses after glucocorticoids therapy adjustment. However, it may determine an irreversible damage by compression and toxic-paracrine effects on the surrounding testicular t...

hrp0092p1-346 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity (2) | ESPE2019

Non-Invasive Assessment of Liver Steatosis: Usefulness of Elastography in Obese Children – a Pilot Study.

Corica Domenico , Aversa Tommaso , Bottari Antonio , Pepe Giorgia , Morabito Letteria , Curatola Selenia , Spinuzza Antonietta , Alibrandi Angela , Ascenti Giorgio , Wasniewska Malgorzata

Introduction: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is diagnosed in up to 60% of overweight children. Diagnosis and management of NAFLD is challenging due to the lack of non-invasive imaging biomarkers. Ultrasound (US) is the most widely non-invasive method used to identify liver steatosis, however it has low sensitivity to detect mild steatosis and to quantify hepatic fibrosis. Liver Elastography (LE) is a non-invasive methodology used to evaluate hep...

hrp0094p2-189 | Fat, metabolism and obesity | ESPE2021

Prospective evaluation of liver stiffness in obese children: the role of shear wave elastography.

Corica Domenico , Bottari Antonio , Aversa Tommaso , Anna Morabito Letteria , Curatola Selenia , Alibrandi Angela , Ascenti Giorgio , Wasniewska Malgorzata ,

Objectives: The increased incidence of childhood obesity and related non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has determined the need to identify a non-invasive technique to diagnose and monitor NAFLD. Two-dimensional shear wave elastography (2D-SWE) has emerged as a reliable, non-invasive, tool to evaluate liver tissue elasticity in clinical practice. Aims of this study were to longitudinally evaluate 2D-SWE changes in relation to weight loss, metabolic prof...