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ea0004p63 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFE2002

Asymptomatic neuroendocrine pancreatic tumours associated with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 1: what to do?

Monteiro M , Carvalho R , Cavaco B , Cardoso H , Castro R , Santos M , Costa M , Correia M , Ramos H

Background: The screening of patients and relatives for the presence of inactivating mutations of the MEN 1 gene, established quite accurately those for prospective detection of neoplasms. Active search for pancreatic lesions has increased the detection of neuroendocrine pancreatic tumours (NEPT) at early ages, most asymptomatic and with no signs of malignancy at diagnosis.Case Report: We describe one kindred where five members were identified as carrier...

ea0029p246 | Calcium & Vitamin D metabolism | ICEECE2012

High levels of parathormone after parathyroidectomy in primary hyperparathyroidism patients does not always mean disease recurrence…

Ferreira M. , Silva A. , Caldas A. , Dores J. , Freitas C. , Costa M. , Canha A. , Polonia J. , Vilaverde J.

Introduction: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) patients who undergo parathyroidectomy can develop isolated intact parathormone (iPTH) elevation with normal calcemia. Common causes are: renal insufficiency (RI), vitamin D deficit and hypomagnesemia.Aim: To identify clinical factors associated with iPTH elevation in patients submitted to surgery treatment.Methods: The medical records of patients admitted into Santo António&#14...

ea0026p626 | Clinical case reports | ECE2011

Virilizing ovarian steroid cell tumor: clinical case

Matos M J , Freitas P , Costa M A , Paiva V , Guimaraes M , Lopes J M , Carvalho D

Introduction: Androgen-producing tumors are a rare cause of hyperandrogenism (±0.2%). Ovarian steroid cell tumors represent <0.1% of all ovarian tumors. They may present at any age and in 12–50% of cases are associated with virilization. The majority of these tumors are benign or low-grade malignanies.Clinical case: A 74-year-old female patient, with history of vaginal hysterectomy for genital prolapse at the age of 50, is referred to Endoc...

ea0099ep409 | Endocrine-Related Cancer | ECE2024

Glutaminase 2 expression is associated with adrenocortical carcinoma patients’ survival

B. Oliveira Sofia , Pinto Clara , M. Costa Madalena , Sousa Diana , S. Pereira Sofia , Pignatelli Duarte

Adrenocortical carcinomas (ACC) are rare and usually very aggressive tumors with heterogeneous outcomes. The individual variability in tumor progression and patientsÂ’ survival is linked to ACC biology and molecular heterogeneity, reinforcing the need to identify markers with prognosis value, to allow an accurate clinical strategy. Currently, in the absence of specific molecular markers, ACC prognosis is mainly predicted by the European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tum...