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ea0037ep1149 | Endocrine tumours | ECE2015

Excision of phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma involving the great vessels

Srirangalingam U , Gunganah K , Parvanta L , Metcalfe K , Besser G M , Sahdev A , Flora H S , Bhattacharya S , Carpenter R , Akker S , Edmondson S J , Drake W

Objective: The aim of the study was to describe the surgical management of phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas which lie in close proximity to or involve the great vessels including the aorta and vena cava.Design: Retrospective case-series. Patients: five subjects undergoing surgical excision of either a phaeochromocytoma or paraganglioma involving the great vessels seen at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, UK (2004–2013).Meas...

ea0011p106 | Clinical case reports | ECE2006

Parathyroid carcinoma in multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type 1: two case reports

Agha A , Carpenter R , Bhattacharya S , Monson JP

Hyperparathyroidism occurs in most patients with MEN Type 1 but the association of MEN type-1 with parathyroid carcinoma has only been described previously in one patient. In this report, we describe two further cases of parathyroid carcinoma presenting in association of MEN type 1 syndrome.The first patient was a 69-year-old woman who presented with severe hyperparathyroidism and tracheal compression by a mediastinal mass which was shown histologically ...

ea0011p58 | Clinical case reports | ECE2006

Surgical management of metastatic phaeochromocytoma: review of 2 cases

El-Tawil TH , Darzy KH , Carpenter R , Bhattacharya S , Edmondson S , Monson JP

We report two cases of MIBG avid secretory phaeochromocytoma in 2 middle-aged ladies. Adrenalectomy, after standard preparation, was performed successfully and histology confirmed complete excision of a phaeochromocytoma in both cases; however, there was capsular infiltration and metastasis to a neighboring lymph node in the first case. In this case, surveillance CT scans 3 and 6 months later showed left adrenal bed recurrence and rapidly growing lesions in the right lobe of t...

ea0011p525 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2006

Investigation and surgical management of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours

Coyle FM , Drake WM , Chew SL , Jenkins P , Hutchins RR , Grossman AB , Monson JP , Bhattacharya S

Introduction: Diagnosis of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) is often a challenge and involves biochemical characterisation and anatomic localisation of the tumour. Wherever feasible, curative surgical excision is the treatment of choice.Materials and Methods: Twenty four consecutive patients with pancreatic NETs were referred for consideration of surgery over a six-year period (1999–2005). Following use of multi imaging modalities to localis...

ea0012p11 | Clinical case reports/Governance | SFE2006

Sporadic pancreatic somatostatinomas: 3 cases

Brooke AM , Cheung TT , Metcalfe K , Carlsen E , Berney D , Bhattacharya S , Plowman PN , Monson JP , Drake WM

Sporadic somatostatinomas are rare neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), classically presenting with hyperglycaemia, cholelithiasis and steatorrhoea. The mainstay of treatment is surgical resection; other aspects of management remain uncertain. We report 3 cases. Case 1: A 55 year-old female presented with abdominal discomfort and steatorrhoea. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a 9 cm pancreatic mass. Biopsy suggested a NET. Somatostatin (SMS) was 160 pmol/l (normal 0-150)...