Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0049ep58 | Adrenal cortex (to include Cushing's) | ECE2017

Adrenal incidentaloma: a challenging dilemma!

Bonner Caoimhe , Shah Usman , Hawkins Anna , Pittathankal Anthony , Syed Imran , Casey Edel , Nikookam Khash

The prevalence of adrenal incidentaloma on abdominal Computed Tomography (CT) is around 4.4%. This prevalence is increased in obese, diabetic, hypertensive patients, and could be as high as 10% in older patients. Unilateral adrenal masses larger than 4 cm should be considered for surgical removal to avoid missing adrenal carcinoma, particularly in younger patients.This is the case of a 67 year old gentleman with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, known to have hy...

ea0049ep103 | Adrenal medulla | ECE2017

The storm before the calm: a phaeochromocytoma

Nikookam Yasmin , Bonner Caoimhe , Bettany Edward , Pittathankal Anthony , Gunasekara Ranjan , Casey Edel , Nikookam Khash

We report a case of a male patient aged 45 years who presented with a history of intermittent back discomfort over a year, but more persistent over the previous 2–3 months. His general practitioner (GP) referred him for an ultrasound of the spine for a possible encapsulated lipoma but the findings were unremarkable. He was then referred to a consultant gastroenterologist for further assessment. He had normal endoscopic examinations, however the MRI had shown a right adren...

ea0056p1092 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2018

Shopping trip and a thyroid storm

Kumar Ankit , Sakthibalan Sreekanth , Bonner Caoimhe , Grant Bonnie , Hussain Shazia , Hawkins Anna , Casey Edel , Nikookam Khash

A previously fit and well 27 year old Ghanaian male was brought to hospital by his cousin due to new behavioural changes. The patient was described by his cousin as a normally reserved, self-sufficient man who had become a polar opposite ‘irritable’ personality that ‘spent extravagantly’. He repeatedly claimed to be ‘God’s protection’ and responded aggressively to visual hallucinations. This had resulted in social exclusion and loss of employ...

ea0056ep133 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2018

Galactorrhoea, severe anxiety and an unexpected outcome

Bonner Caoimhe , Grant Bonnie , Pittathankal Anthony , Syed Imran , Casey Edel , Nikookam Khash

We report a case of a 43 year old lady who was referred by her general practitioner (GP) to the endocrine team with an 8 month history of extreme fatigue, difficulty losing weight, galactorrhoea and mild breast enlargement. She has two children aged 16 and 14, all well. Her background medical history included depression, asthma and hysterectomy for fibroids 3 years ago. Examination of all systems were unremarkable including visual fields to confrontation, fundoscopy and full n...

ea0056p397 | Diabetes (to include epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2018

Reactive hypoglycaemia – a debilitating condition

Grant Bonnie , Bonner Caoimhe , Lee Yun-ni , William Augustine , Tanday Raj , Hawkins Anna , Casey Edel , Nikookam Khash

Although there are no formal diagnostic criteria, reactive hypoglycaemia is a term generally used to describe hypoglycaemia occurring within a few hours after meal intake where other causes of hypoglycaemia such as medications, cortisol deficiency and insulinoma have been excluded. Although this is considered a benign, easily managed condition here we present three cases of reactive hypoglycaemia with significant debilitating symptoms. The first case is a 26-year-old man who w...

ea0056ep72 | Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism | ECE2018

Type 2 diabetes: an unexpected journey

Nikookam Yasmin , Bonner Caoimhe , Grant Bonnie , Pittathankal Anthony , Al-Okati Dhafir , Syed Imran , Casey Edel , Nikookam Khash

We report a case of a well 40 year old gentleman who self-referred for confirmation of diagnosis of diabetes. On further history he had been informed by other healthcare professionals the possibility of diabetes based on his elevated fasting serum glucose of 13.8 mmol/L and HbA1c of 81mmol/mol with no osmotic symptoms. His triglyceride was also elevated at 12.26 with rather variable compliance to statin. Examination of all systems were unremarkable, however on neck examination...

ea0056ep126 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2018

Years of Misery: a final resolution ‘panhypopituiatirsm’

Bonner Caoimhe , Grant Bonnie , Hawkins Anna , Lee Yun-ni , Williams Augustine , Chawda Sanjiv , Tanday Raj , Casey Edel , Nikookam Khash

We report a case of a 76 year old gentleman referred to the endocrine department by his general practitioner (GP) with a few years history of severe lethargy, low mood, and dizziness on changing posture. He is known to have hypothyroidism, hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, benign prostatic hypertrophy, and benign colonic polyps. His medications included amlodipine, finasteride, lansoprazole, atorvastatin and levothyroxine. Examination of all systems were unremarkable, in pa...