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ea0029p1397 | Pituitary Clinical | ICEECE2012

Outcome of transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing’s disease dependent on tumor size: a single center experience

Dimopoulou C. , Stalla G.

Introduction: Transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) currently presents treatment of choice for Cushing’s disease (CD). Dependent on tumor size, remission rates after initial TSS range from 66 to 94%. In ACTH-secreting pituitary macroadenomas, remission rates are reported to be lower. Visible adenomas on preoperative MRI or intraoperatively and neurosurgical expertise might contribute to successful TSS.Design: A retrospective, single center analysis in 51 CD...

ea0029oc10.2 | Pituitary Clinical 2 | ICEECE2012

Food intake regulating hormones in adult craniopharyngioma patients

Roemmler J. , Geigenberger V. , Otto B. , Bidlingmaier M. , Dimopoulou C. , Stalla G. , Schopohl J.

Introduction: Patients with craniopharyngeoma often have disturbances of the hypothalamic–pituitary axis and serious comorbidities as obesity. We hypothesized, that the pattern of hormones regulating the nutritional status is worsened in adult patients with craniopharyngioma (CP) compared to adult patients with non-functioning pituitary adenoma (NFPA).Methods: We included 33 patients with CP (m=16, f=17, median age: 48 years (26–7...

ea0029p97 | Adrenal cortex | ICEECE2012

Diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome by automatic face classification using frontal and side-view photographs

Kosilek R. , Schopohl J. , Grunke M. , Dimopoulou C. , Stalla G. , Reincke M. , Gunther M. , Wurtz R. , Schneider H.

Background: Cushing’s syndrome is a disease that presents with clear symptoms and causes considerable harm to the body if left untreated, yet often remains undiagnosed for prolonged periods of time. Face-classification software might recognize typical changes of the face and thus aid in diagnosing the disease early as we have previously shown in the classification of acromegaly.Methods: Using a regular compact digital camera, we took frontal and sid...