hrp0082p3-d1-905 | Pituitary | ESPE2014

Key-Role of TSH Deficiency in Disclosing Craniopharyngioma Diagnosis in a Short Girl with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Aversa Tommaso , Valenzise Mariella , Zirilli Giuseppina , Catena Mariaausilia , De Luca Filippo , Wasniewska Malgorzata

Background: HashimotoÂ’s thyroiditis (HT) in childhood may present with either euthyroidism (52.1% of cases), or primary overt hypothyroidism (22.2%), subclinical hypothyroidism (19.2%), overt hyperthyroidism (3.5%), or subclinical hyperthyroidism (3%). In a large series of 608 children and adolescents with presenting HT, we found in no cases a biochemical picture with low free thyroxine (FT4) and normal or low-normal TSH serum levels, i.e. a thyroid pattern tha...

hrp0084p2-552 | Thyroid | ESPE2015

Even in the Era of Congenital Hypothyroidism Screening Mild and Subclinical Sensorineural Hearing Loss Remains a Relatively Common Complication of Severe Congenital Hypothyroidism

Bruno Rocco , Aversa Tommaso , Catena Mariaausilia , Valenzise Mariella , Messina Maria Francesca , De Luca Filippo , Wasniewska Malgorzata

Background: Only few studies have focused on neurosensory hearing function of patients with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) identified by CH screening programs and treated early and, therefore, this issue remains still controversial.Objective and hypotheses: The aim of this study was to ascertain whether an early and adequate replacement treatment may be able to prevent sensorineural hearing loss in 32 screened children with CH and no associated risk fact...