Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0022p223 | Clinical case reports and clinical practice | ECE2010

Hypoparathyroidism related epilepsy

Alves Marta , Neves Celestino , Carvalho-Braga Daniel , Medina Jose Luis

Background: Permanent hypoparathyroidism can result from immune-mediated destruction of the parathyroid glands. Alternatively it may result from activating antibodies to the calcium sensing receptor that decrease parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion. Autoimmune hypoparathyroidism is a common feature of poliglandular autoimmune syndrome type I. Other causes, all very rare, include irradiation and storage of infiltrative diseases of the parathyroid glands. Neurological signs of h...

ea0020p308 | Clinical case reports and clinical reports | ECE2009

Hypergonadotropic hypogonadism due to vanishing testis syndrome: case report

Souto Selma B , Carvalho-Braga Daniel , Medina Jose Luis

Introduction: Anorchia or vanishing testis syndrome is defined as the absence of testicular tissue in genetic and phenotypic males. To establish this diagnosis certain criteria must be present, namely non palpable testis during examination under anaesthesia and blind ending spermatic vessels visualized within the retroperitoneu, or the spermatic vessels and vas deferens exiting a closed internal inguinal ring. Bilateral congenital anorchia affects one in 20 000 males.<p cl...

ea0032p243 | Clinical case reports – Pituitary/Adrenal | ECE2013

Osteoporotic fractures as manifestation of Cushing’s disease

Nogueira Claudia , Souto Selma , Quinaz Joao , Braga Daniel , Vinha Eduardo , Rios Elisabete , Bernardes Irene , Pereira Josue , Carvalho Davide

Introduction: Cushing’s syndrome (CS) is a well-known cause of bone loss and osteoporotic fractures, which may be the initial manifestation of the disease and may present 2 years before CS diagnosis. Trabecular bone is usually the most seriously affected, and vertebrae and ribs are the typical fracture locations.Case report: A 37-year-old man with dyslipidemia and obesity was observed due to uncontrolled hypertension and osteoporosis. He complained ...

ea0020p281 | Clinical case reports and clinical reports | ECE2009

Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis – case report

Souto Selma B , Matos Maria J , Freitas Paula , Queiros Joana , Magalhaes Angela , Carvalho-Braga Daniel , Medina Jose Luis

Introduction: Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis(AIT) is a condition fraught with difficulties from the diagnostic and therapeutic standpoints. It can be developed precociously or years after the beginning amiodarone uptake and after its suspension. AIT is subdivided in three different forms. Type 1 is developed in subjects with underlying thyroid disease, being caused by an exacerbation by iodine load of thyroid autonomous function. Type 2 is a form of destructive thyroiditis ...

ea0020p306 | Clinical case reports and clinical reports | ECE2009

Stromal luteoma of the ovary: case report

Souto Selma B , Carvalho-Braga Daniel , Baptista Pedro Vieira , Fernandes Ana S , Beires Jorge , Medina Jose Luis

Introduction: The stromal luteoma of the ovary is a rare tumour occurring mostly in post menopausal women. Endocrine symptoms and sometimes virilizing signs may be observed, although abnormal vaginal bleeding is the most frequent manifestation. This tumour is surrounded by ovarian stroma being entirely composed of luteinized cells devoid of crystals of Reinke. Hyperthecosis of ovarian stroma is often observed. Its evolution is always benign.Case report: ...

ea0022p244 | Clinical case reports and clinical practice | ECE2010

Polyuric-polydipsic syndrome after cranioencephalic traumatism in a patient with multiple sclerosis

Souto Selma B , Mesquita Joana , Alves Marta , Braga Daniel Carvalho , Varela Ana , Rodrigues Elisabete , Neves Celestino , Guerra Fernanda , Medina Jose Luis

Introdution: Central diabetes insipidus(CDI) is a rare disease, with multiple aetiologies such as cranioencephalic traumatism and multiple sclerosis (ME). However, the association with ME is not commonly described. The clinical suspicion must be made in the presence of polyuria and polydipsia.Case report: Woman, 67 years-old, revealing history of ME relapsing-remitting subtype with 8 years of evolution, hypertension and dyslipidemia, medicated with inter...

ea0022p433 | Endocrine tumours &amp; neoplasia (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Pituitary adenoma mimicking a psychiatric disorder – a case report

Mesquita Joana , Joao Matos Maria , Varela Ana , Vinha Eduardo , Braga Daniel , Guerra Fernanda , Pereira Josue , Ayres Bastos Margarida , Castro Ligia , Carvalho Davide , Luis Medina Jose

Introduction: People with intracranial organic lesions, including pituitary tumours, may manifest initially as a psychiatric disorder, such as depression, emotional disturbance, anxiety, apathy, neurobehavioral disturbance, cognitive dysfunction and personality disturbance.Case Report: A male patient 45 years old was sent to the Department of Endocrinology of São João Hospital due to a pituitary macroadenoma. The patient referred asthenia, musc...

ea0020p503 | Obesity and Metabolism | ECE2009

Metabolically healthy but obese individuals

Mesquita Joana , Souto Selma , Varela Ana , Freitas Paula , Matos Maria Joao , Ferreira Miguel , Correia Flora , Braga Daniel , Carvalho Davide , Medina Jose Luis

Introduction: Obesity is a heterogenous disorder. One of its subtypes that has been recently described is termed the metabolically healthy, but obese (MHO) individuals. Preliminary evidence suggests that this could be due to lower visceral fat levels and earlier onset of obesity.Objectives: To determine the prevalence of MHO in a sample of obese patients. To evaluate whether body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) are...