Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0049ep1012 | Pituitary - Clinical | ECE2017

Sheehan syndrome: Sequential hormone failure and late diagnosis

Costa Cristiana , Martins Ana Filipa , Araujo Alexandra , Vale Sonia do

Introduction: Postpartum infarction of the anterior pituitary, known as Sheehan’s syndrome, is a rare cause of hypopituitarism. In many cases, the hormones deficiency is sequential which implies late diagnoses.Case Report 1: A 51-year-old woman was observed because her mother had medullary thyroid carcinoma. She had no evidence of endocrine neoplasia. Nevertheless, she was experiencing fatigue, hair loss and dry skin for several months. Her history ...

ea0056p810 | Pituitary - Clinical | ECE2018

Male hypogonadism – when two endocrine causes merge in the same patient

Araujo Alexandra Novais , Wessling Ana , Bugalho Maria Joao

Introduction: Male hypogonadism is defined by lower levels of testosterone than expected for age-matched individuals. In primary or hypergonadotropic hypogonadism, LH and FSH show a compensatory elevation to low testosterone levels, while in the secondary or hypogonadotropic hypogonadism the low testosterone levels are a result of insufficient gonadotropin levels. Hyperprolactinemia is a cause of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. It is not only caused by lactotroph adenomas (prol...

ea0063p859 | Adrenal and Neuroendocrine Tumours 3 | ECE2019

Phaeochromocytoma in pregnancy

Araujo Alexandra , Silvestre Catarina , Marcalo Jose , Gomes Ana Raquel , Carvalho Raquel

Phaeochromocytoma in pregnancy is an extremely rare condition. Early recognition can largely decrease maternal and fetal mortality rates. As symptoms of phaeochromocytoma are similar to those of other more common causes of hypertension during pregnancy, timely diagnosis is a challenge. There is no consensus in literature about the specific treatment nor about the optimal delivery timing or route. Case of a 32 years old woman with a single pregnancy of 30 weeks and 3 days admit...

ea0049ep300 | Calcium & Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2017

The importance of ultrasound in the preoperative evaluation of patients with primary hyperthyroidism: a case report

Marcalo Jose , Araujo Alexandra , Wessling Ana , Carvalho Maria Raquel , Bugalho Maria Joao

Introduction: Primary hyperparathyroidism is the most common cause of hypercalcemia in the outpatient setting, and a single parathyroid adenoma is usually the culprit. Clinical presentation is commonly dictated by hypercalcemia. Symptoms can range from mild non-specific malaise and gastrointestinal disturbances, through bone disease, kidney stones, cardiovascular and neuromuscular dysfunction to, ultimately, coma and death. However, the vast majority of patien...

ea0049ep1255 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Postpartum thyrotoxicosis – a diagnosis, sometimes, postponed

Araujo Alexandra Novais , Marcalo Jose , Costa Cristiana , Wessling Ana , Bugalho Maria Joao

Postpartum thyroid dysfunction occurs in 5–10% of women in the general population within one year of delivery. The prevalence of postpartum Graves’ disease is estimated at 0.54%. Postpartum thyroiditis is much more common. Differential diagnosis is essential for an adequate treatment. Radioactive iodine uptake can be useful to establish the etiologic diagnosis, but is contraindicated during lactation. Elevated titers of antithyrotropin receptor antibodies (TRAbs) are...

ea0049ep1340 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Peripheral neuropathy in hypothyroidism - about a clinical case

Marcalo Jose , Araujo Alexandra , Faria Carolina , Wessling Ana , Carvalho Maria Raquel , Nobre Ema , Bugalho Maria Joao

Introduction: Hypothyroidism can affect the nervous system, commonly causing mono and polyneuropathies which show a variable frequency and pattern. Its mechanisms are not fully understood. Symptoms usually correlate better with the duration of the dysfunction rather than with its severity and typically improve significantly after medical therapy.Case report: A 58-year-old woman was admitted at our hospital with a one-year history of progressive weakness ...