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Endocrine Abstracts (2016) 41 EP1046 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.41.EP1046

ECE2016 Eposter Presentations Thyroid (non-cancer) (120 abstracts)

Exophthalmos as the first manifestation of mantle cell lymphoma of the patient with Hashimoto thyroiditis

Krzysztof Marczewski 1, , Dorota Boniek-Poprawa 1, , Piotr Tomaszewski 4 , Agnieszka Kawałko 1 & Marek Maciejewski 1,

1Department of Nephrology, Endocrinology, Hypertension and Internal Disease Voivodeship Hospital of Pope John Paul II, Zamosc, Poland; 2University of Management and Administration, Zamosc, Poland; 3The Faculty of Medicine Lublin University of Economy and Innovation, Lublin, Poland; 4Department of Radiology Voivodeship Hospital of Pope John Paul II, Zamosc, Poland.

Introduction: The diagnosis of thyroid orbitopathy is based on clinical symptoms and typical changes in laboratory tests confirming thyroid disease. In approximately 5% it is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Typical treatment is primarily steroids administered intravenously. But one disease does not exempts the other, and the drugs can not read. Therefore, we would like to present the history of our patient.

Case report: 55 year-old man was admitted to the Endocrinology Ward due to a suspected thyroid orbitopathy, with the intention of steroid pulse therapy. The patient for a few weeks remained swollen eyelids, watery eyes, protrusion of eyeballs.

On physical examination, otherwise no significant deviations from the norm.

They showed normal levels of TSH, FT3 and FT4, and TR AB, and AB TPO exceed the norm of 25.3 (N 0–9 IU/ml), with of other tests drew our attention to a small lymphocytosis (5, G/l).

MRI of the orbits revealed on both sides surrounded eyeballs confluent, well demarcated areas undergoing moderate hypo-intensive strengthening mainly in the area of mine-medial orbital segments. The muscles of the correct size. The eyeballs symmetrical correct size and shape, moved slightly forward. That are likely infiltration of the type of lymphoma, inflammatory changes less likely. The ultrasound said enlarged lymph nodes in the neck bilaterally largest 20×10 mm on the right side, left side 19×8 mm, near the axillary node on the right size 25×14 mm, on the left the size of 26×12 mm.

The patient was taken right axillary node for pathology, which was a mantle cell lymphoma classical type. The patient was referred for further treatment to the Clinic of Hematology.

Comment: If in our patient’s treatment was based on clinical features of orbitopathy, then most likely it would lead to a initial clinical improvement because lymphoma respond to treatment with corticosteroids. However, this delay proper diagnosis and treatment, and probably was detrimental to the patient.

Despite some similarities in histology this is the first case known to us coexistence of mantle cell lymphoma and Hashimoto thyroiditis.

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