Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0037ep1290 | Clinical Cases–Thyroid/Other | ECE2015

Nephrogenic syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis secondary to an activating mutation in the arginine vasopressin receptor AVPR2

Powlson Andrew S , Challis Benjamin G , Lagnado Alice , Halsall David J , Semple Robert K , Gurnell Mark

Case history: A 38-year-old man was referred with a 12-month history of recurrent bouts of transient hyponatraemia (serum sodium ranging from 115 to 125 mmol/l). Citalopram, which he was taking for depression, was discontinued, but the episodes continued.Initial investigations: Whilst symptomatic, and clinically euvolaemic, his biochemical profile was consistent with a syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis (SIAD): sodium 124 mmol/l, potassium 4.5 mmol/l...

ea0034p365 | Steroids | SFEBES2014

11C-metomidate PET–CT in primary hyperaldosteronism: a valuable alternative to AVS

Powlson Andrew S , Koulouri Olympia , Challis Benjamin G , Cheow H K , Buscombe John , Koo Brendan , Brown Morris J , Gurnell Mark

Although adrenal vein sampling (AVS) remains the gold-standard for distinguishing unilateral and bilateral disease in primary hyperaldosteronism (PHA), it is technically demanding and not always feasible. Metomidate (MTO), a potent inhibitor of CYP11B1 and CYP11B2, can be C11H3-labelled as a PET tracer (11C-MTO), and we have previously shown it to be an alternative to AVS for localising unilateral aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) (Burton <...

ea0037gp.20.08 | Pituitary – Hypopituitarism | ECE2015

‘Pseudo-resistance' in macroprolactinomas treated with dopamine agonists; recognising delayed radiological response and a role for 11C-methionine PET-CT in guiding management

Powlson Andrew S , Koulouri Olympia , Steuwe Andrea , Gillett Daniel , Heard Sarah , Hoole Andrew , Scott Miriam , Challis Benjamin G , Antoun Nagui , Cheow Heok K , Mannion Richard J , Gurnell Mark

Background: Endocrine Society guidelines classify macroprolactinomas as ‘resistant’ if there is failure to normalise prolactin, or to achieve radiological tumour shrinkage of >50%, on standard doses of dopamine agonist. In this context, escalation of treatment to maximal tolerable doses and/or referral for surgery is advised. However, we have recently observed several ‘discordant responders’, where tumour shrinkage lags significantly (>6 months) beh...