Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0026p430 | Thyroid (non cancer) | ECE2011

Improved prognosis in myxedema coma: happy ending of an old story: case report

Vasiliu Ioana , Preda Cristina , Grigoras Ioana , Florescu Alexandru , Balcan Roxana , Idriceanu Jeanina , Mogos Voichita , Vulpoi Carmen

Introduction: Myxedema coma (MC) is a rare life-threatening form of hypothyroidism most often seen in patients with incompletely treated or unknown hypothyroidism exposed to stressful conditions (surgery, infections, hypothermia, trauma).Case report: We report the case of a 58-years-old woman hospitalized for coma in a peripheral hospital after a severe respiratory infection. Two days after, patient’s condition was worsening and she was transferred ...

ea0022p107 | Bone/Calcium | ECE2010

Parathyroid FNA with PTH determination as a tool in primary hyperparathyroidism diagnosis – case report

Idriceanu Jeanina , Ionescu Lidia , Miron Claudia , Balcan Roxana , ElMekkaoui Safae , Vasiliu Ioana , Mogos Voichita , Vulpoi Carmen

I fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is the gold standard in thyroid nodules management, but it is less common in the evaluation of parathyroid nodules. When imagery fails to localize a parathyroid adenoma, morphological and functional investigations, like FNA of the suspected area and scintigraphy may be useful. We present the case of a 58 years-old woman, menopaused at 47 years, who consulted for lombalgia. Vertebral DXA confirmed osteoporosis (Tscore −3.8). She was not trea...

ea0022p118 | Bone/Calcium | ECE2010

Primary hyperparathyroidism diagnosis – new insights of an old dilemma

Vulpoi Carmen , Stefanescu Cipriana , Ionescu Lidia , Crumpei Felicia , Vasiliu Ioana , Balcan Roxana , Idriceanu Jeanina , Mogos Voichita

Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a relatively frequent problem in clinical endocrine practice. Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery is the treatment of choice but requires precise preoperatory localization. The most commonly investigation methods are ultrasonography and scintigraphy, but they are not always diagnostic. PTH assay of the aspirate from an ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (USFNA) may confirm the location of pathological parathyroid tissue. The aim o...

ea0022p428 | Endocrine tumours &amp; neoplasia (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Malignant paraganglioma – the story of a long time survival

Balcan Roxana , Iliescu Dan , Stefanescu Cipriana , Popa Radu , Vasiliu Ioana , Idriceanu Jeanina , Zbranca Eusebie , Vulpoi Carmen

Introduction: Pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma are catecholamine secreting tumours. Malignancy is uncommon (approximately 10% for pheochromocytoma and 20% for paraganglioma) and surgery, when possible, is the first line treatment. However, the prognosis is poor because of frequent local recurrence and/or metastases and the lack of specific chemotherapeutic agents. CASE-REPORT: We present the case of a 60 years-old man who, at the age of 48, was diagnosed with paraganglioma. ...

ea0022p809 | Thyroid | ECE2010

Pitfalls in calcitonin measurement: case report

Vasiliu Ioana , Ciobanu Delia , Ungureanu Didona , Balcan Roxana , ElMekkaoui Safae , Idriceanu Jeanina , Mogos Voichita , Vulpoi Carmen

Calcitonin (CT) is a sensitive marker for medullary thyroid carcinoma, but its routine measurement in patients with thyroid nodules is a controversial issue. Generally, an elevated serum calcitonin strongly suggests the presence of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC); however high CT levels may be found in other thyroid or non-thyroidal conditions. We report the case of a 49-year-old woman who consulted at the ambulatory of endocrinology for recent thyroid soreness. Biological f...