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ea0012p134 | Thyroid | SFE2006

MELAS syndrome (mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes) and thyrotoxicosis

Caputo C , Devendra D , Williams G , Dornhurst A

A 26-year-old woman presented with vomiting and cortical blindness. CT scan of the brain confirmed a right-sided parietal-occipital infarct, She subsequently developed seizures and neurological extension resulting in global dysphasia. Serum and CSF lactate were elevated (4.4 and 4.3 mmol/l respectively, NR<1.8). MELAS syndrome was confirmed by mitochondrial DNA analysis, which revealed an A3243G mutation in muscle and serum (85% muscle, 63% urinary epithelial cells and 33%...

ea0012p87 | Pituitary | SFE2006

ACTH hyperplasia and prolactinoma in MEN 1

Caputo C , Martin N , Roncaroli F , Todd J , Meeran K

A 37-year old gentleman with MEN 1 was referred to our Centre for further assessment. MEN 1 had manifested as recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism and multiple pancreatic gastrinomas. He complained of reduced libido, with absent early morning erections for the preceding 18 months. Biochemistry confirmed hyperprolactinaemia (prolactin 1494, NR 0–625 mU/l, testosterone 12 NR 10–28 nmol/l, LH 2.6 NR 2–12 IU/l, FSH 3.7 NR 1.7–8 IU/l). During investigation of h...

ea0012p83 | Pituitary | SFE2006

Pituitary macroadenomas: are combination antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy contraindicated?

Tan TM-M , Caputo C , Mehta A , Hatfield E , Martin N , Meeran K

We describe a case of pituitary apoplexy in a patient with a known non- functioning macroadenoma. A 57 year old female was incidentally found to have a 20 x 16 mm solid and cystic pituitary mass abutting the optic chiasm on MRI scanning. She had gonadotrophin deficiency on endocrine testing and normal visual fields. Although repeat perimetry 12 months later revealed a mild superior bi-temporal hemianopia, the patient elected not to have surgery.Several m...