Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0070ep65 | Bone and Calcium | ECE2020

Differential clinical expression of primary hyperparathyroidism due to a parathyroid adenoma or hyperplasia

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Athanassiou Lambros , Ginis Alexandros , Fortis Athanasios , Kalogirou Thomais , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Introduction: Primary hyperparathyroidism is nowadays frequently diagnosed due to routine blood calcium measured in the general biochemical profile. Primary hyperparathyroidism may be due to a parathyroid adenoma or parathyroid hyperplasia. Parathyroid adenoma may occur in the area of the parathyroid glands or may be ectopic.Aim: The aim was to describe the differential clinical expression of primary hyperparathyroidism due to an adenoma or hyperplasia i...

ea0070ep419 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Subclinical hyperthyroidism as a cause of atrial fibrillation

Athanassiou Lambros , Siarkos Evangelos , Fortis Athanasios , Kalogirou Thomais , Athanassiou Panagiotis , Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia

Introduction: Subclinical hyperthyroidism is a syndrome with vague clinical symptoms. It may cause tachycardia, loss of weight or no symptoms at all. Subclinical hyperthyroidism may occur in middle age and in the elderly. It may be related to the occurrence of atrial fibrillation. Subclinical hyperthyroidism may be the result of an autonomous goiter, may occur in the course of follow-up of hypothyroidism, as the needs for treatment may vary over time and substantially diminish...

ea0056ep150 | Reproductive Endocrinology | ECE2018

Amenorrhea and benign intracranial hypertension as an effect of antipsychotic therapy in a patient with schizophrenia

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Athanassiou Lambros , Fortis Athanasios , Myriokefalitakis Ioannis , Kalogirou Thomais

Introduction: The management of schizophrenia involves drugs which inhibit domapine receptors. The drugs control the disease. However, they increase prolactin secretion and induce amenorrhea. The drugs induce the development of metabolic syndrome and as a result of obesity they may cause benign intracranial hypertension.Aim: The aim was to describe the case of a patient who developed schizophrenia and after therapy with antipsychotics benign intracranial...

ea0073aep68 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2021

Primary hyperaldosteronism. A clinical profile of the disease without arterial hypertension

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Athanassiou Lambros , Spyropoulos Panagiotis , Xanthakou Eleni , Fortis Athanasios , Kalogirou Thomais , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Primary hyperaldosteronism may be due to an adrenal adenoma and is an increasingly recognized cause of secondary arterial hypertension. The disease causes hypokalemia and is usually treated surgically by excision of the adrenal adenoma. However, it appears that it may present with a clinical profile without arterial hypertension. The aim was to describe three cases of primary hyperaldosteronism who presented with hypokalemia and an adrenal adenoma with normal blood pressure. A...

ea0073aep121 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2021

The endocrine effects of lithium treatment. Report of a case

Ifigenia-Kostoglou Athanassiou , Giannopoulos Georgios , Athanassiou Lambros , Nomikos Alexandros , Fortis Athanasios , Kalogirou Thomais

Lithium is considered a mainstay treatment option for the management of bipolar affective disorder. However, lithium administration is characterized by endocrine effects. The aim was to present the case of a patient who was on treatment with lithium for many years for the management of bipolar affective disorder and presented with a large parathyroid adenoma causing clinical hyperparathyroidism with severe hypercalcemia who was successfully treated by surgical excision of the ...

ea0063p1185 | Thyroid 3 | ECE2019

Goiter and hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Athanassiou Lambros , Xanthakou Eleni , Spyropoulos Panagiotis , Fortis Athanasios , Samaras Charilaos , Potamousi Paraskevi , Athanassiou Panagiotis

Introduction: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is known to induce nodularity in the thyroid and in some cases to coexist with papillary thyroid carcinoma. However, the effect of the development of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis on the course of nodular goiter is not known.Aim: The aim was to describe the effect of the development of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in the course of nodular goiter.Methods: A cohort of 12 patients, female, age...

ea0073aep130 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2021

The benign course of MEN I disease. Implications for treatment

Athanassiou Lambros , Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Spyropoulos Panagiotis , Xanthakou Eleni , Mascha Olga , Fortis Athanasios , Kalogirou Thomais , Athanassiou Panagiotis

MEN (multiple endocrine neoplasia) I disease represents a compilation of multiple endocrine neoplasms affecting a patient in the course of a life-time. It thus represents a phenotype which has survived over many years. Pituitary neoplasms, lipomas and parathyroid hyperplasia are observed in the disease. The aim was to describe a patient with MEN I disease who presented with lipomas and acromegaly in his early adulthood and developed primary hyperparathyroidism in his senior ye...