Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0091wa3 | Workshop A: Disorders of the hypothalamus and pituitary | SFEEU2023

A Challenging case of prolactinoma

Verma Amit , Carty David

45/M presented to hospital with h/o assault on head (hit by meat cleaver). Background history of drug abuse and previous drug induced psychosis. Trauma CT head revealed mass in the enlarged pituitary fossa. MRI head revealed 5 x 4 cm mass in the sella turcica encasing the internal carotid vessels but sparing optic chiasma. Visual field examination was normal and no other clinical symptoms were present. Serum prolactin was 67922. Tumor was not for resection so medical treatment...

ea0069p9 | Poster Presentations | SFENCC2020

Idiopathic spontaneous bilateral adrenal haemorrhage in pregnancy

Cairns Ross , Carty David

Section 1: Case history: Adrenal haemorrhage in pregnancy is rare but life threatening. We present the case of a 23-year-old woman who developed idiopathic spontaneous bilateral adrenal haemorrhages during pregnancy. The patient, without significant past medical history, presented at 35 weeks of gestation with right sided lower thoracic and abdominal pain which was thought to be musculoskeletal in nature; she was discharged home once the pain settled. She represented at 37 wee...

ea0059ep17 | Adrenal and steroids | SFEBES2018

An unusual presentation of Cushing’s syndrome

Stirling Angus , Carty David

A 50 year old man was admitted in September 2017 with left sided thoracic pain. A chest radiograph revealed a left-sided hilar mass. CT of thorax demonstrated a large, left-sided, anterior mediastinal mass with associated lymphadenopathy and sclerotic bone metastases. A CT-guided biopsy was performed and pathology was consistent with carcinoid tumour. The patient was referred to clinical oncology. An NM octreotide scan confirmed a left-sided avid lesion within the thorax. Gut ...

ea0048o9 | Oral Communications | SFEEU2017

Retroperitoneal fibrosis presenting with panhypopituitarism

Talla Maria , McGeoch Lucy , Carty David

Case History: A 68-year-old gentleman with hypertension and diet-controlled type 2 diabetes presented in September 2015 with weight loss, fatigue, low libido and cold intolerance.Investigations: Blood results demonstrated secondary hypothyroidism (TSH 0.59 mU/l (reference range 0.35–5.00), free T4 8.3 pmol/l (ref 9.0–21.0)), hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (testosterone 1.0 nmol/l (ref 10.0–36.0), FSH 1.5, LH 1.1) and a modestly elevated pr...

ea0038p89 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2015

Adrenal insufficiency caused by bilateral primary adrenal lymphoma

Mackin Sharon , Carty David , Drummond Russell

Primary adrenal lymphoma is rare and accounts for <1% of extra-nodal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cases. It presents with B symptoms, bilateral adrenal masses and hypoadrenalism; and thought to have a poor prognosis. We describe a patient that was diagnosed with and successfully treated for primary adrenal diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL).Case: A 62-year-old gentleman with longstanding hypertension presented with a 5-month history of weight loss,...

ea0019p295 | Reproduction | SFEBES2009

Assessment of endothelial function in pregnancy

Carty David , Delles Christian , Dominiczak Anna

Although improvements in obstetric and neonatal care in recent years have led to reduction in morbidity and mortality from pre-eclampsia, our ability to predict the condition has not improved significantly. Endothelial dysfunction underlies many of the manifestations of pre-eclampsia. In this study we will assess methods of detecting endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffness in high-risk pregnant women in early and late pregnancy. Sixty women with 2 or more risk fa...

ea0013p62 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2007

Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia presenting as cyclical Cushings Syndrome

Carty David M , Connell John M

We present the case of a 76 year old woman who was admitted to our hospital with severe Cushings syndrome, in association with hair loss and hypokalaemia. Plasma cortisol levels were elevated, and did not suppress with high dose dexamethasone. ACTH levels were detectable throughout the HDDST. MRI pituitary and CT adrenals were normal, but CT of chest revealed an area of nodularity in the right lung. With no specific treatment her symptoms settled, and her biochemistry returned...


Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) mosaicism caused by a c.124G>A variant in the MEN1 gene

Mauchlen Rachel , Carty David , Talla Maria , Drummond Russell

The MEN1 gene is positioned on the long arm of chromosome 11 (11q13) and results in production of the protein menin. MEN1 mutations produce aberrant menin action or production, although the relationship with tumourigenesis is not clear. Mosaicism is extremely rare, a recent report citing two mosaic cases reported by next generation sequencing1. We describe a 43 year old woman with MEN1 mosaicism associated with parathyroid adenoma and probable pancreatic gastrinoma....

ea0065p257 | Metabolism and Obesity | SFEBES2019

Life threatening hypoglycaemia associated with illicit benzodiazepines

Naasan Adeeb , Connelly Paul , Brown Chris , Stevenson Richard , Carty David

A 53 year old male with a history of polysubstance abuse was admitted to A&E, having been found unconscious in the community with a blood glucose level of 1.2 mmol/l. Despite intramuscular glucagon and intravenous 20% dextrose administration, his blood glucose was confirmed to be 2.6 mmol/l on arrival in A&E. Neuroglycopaenia was refractory to multiple dextrose boluses and only stabilised following a continuous 20% 125 ml/hr dextrose infusion. Following admission to th...

ea0065p401 | Thyroid | SFEBES2019

Management of thyroid disease in pregnancy – a national survey

Watters Marianne , Lindsay Robert , Reynolds Rebecca , Stirling Angus , Carty David

Background: Thyroid disease in pregnancy can have a profound impact on both mother and fetus. Guidelines on diagnosis and management are lacking in the UK and there is significant variation between European and US guidelines. This survey aimed to gather data on current management by endocrinologists in Scotland.Methods: An online survey was created using Google Forms and emailed to endocrinology trainees and consultants in Scotland (April 2019). The surv...