Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0037ep741 | Pituitary: clinical | ECE2015

Squamous cell carcinoma of the sphenoid sinus presenting as a sellar mass

Ong Chin Ee , Quek Timothy Peng Lim , Leow Melvin Khee Shing , Chew Daniel Ek Kwang

Introduction: We present a rare case of squamous cell carcinoma of the sphenoid sinus presenting as a sellar mass and panhypopituitarism.Case presentation: A 60-year-old Chinese male with schizophrenia and a 20 pack year smoking history, was admitted to our hospital with headache and diplopia without visual field loss. Brain imaging with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a 2.9 cm sellar mass based in the sphenoid sinu...

ea0032p307 | Clinical case reports - Thyroid / Others | ECE2013

Prolonged ventilator dependence in myxedema coma: a case report and review of the literature

Cher Liu Yuan Gabriel , Jye Seow Cherng , Chew Daniel Ek Kwang

Introduction: Myxedema coma is a medical emergency and can be associated with respiratory failure. Intubated patients have been known to require persistent efforts in ventilator weaning, with one case reported to take 7 months before success.Case report: A 77-year-old gentleman with known primary hypothyroidism presented with chest infection. He had defaulted thyroxine for the past 6 months, relying instead on complementary health products. Thyroid funct...