Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0021p379 | Thyroid | SFEBES2009

The safety and efficacy of iopanoic acid in the pre-surgical management of thyrotoxicosis

Erukulapati Ravi Sankar , Mada Srikanth , Ashwell Simon

Background: Iopanoic acid is an iodinated oral cholecystographic contrast agent, which can be used for the rapid blockade of thyroid hormone production in preparation for thyroidectomy, especially in patients who are intolerant of thionamides. However, appropriate timing of thyroid surgery is vital.Project: In this retrospective audit, we identified all patients with thyrotoxicosis who received pre-operative preparation with iopanoic acid from 2006 to 20...

ea0019p347 | Thyroid | SFEBES2009

Misdiagnosed thyrotoxicosis

Erukulapati Ravi Sankar , Mada S , Rao P , Ashwell Simon

Case report: A 76-year-old lady was referred to our Endocrinology department due to general malaise and abnormal thyroid function tests: TSH 1.1 (0.3–4.2) mU/l, fT4 30.6 (12.0–23.0) pmol/l, fT3 8.3 (4.0–7.8) pmol/l. She had received 131I twice, 16 and 36 years previously, at different hospitals for presumed thyrotoxicosis. She was clinically euthyroid and had a small diffuse goitre.Repeat thyroid function t...

ea0013p40 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2007

Case report: Severe hypoglycaemia associated with uterine fibroid

Erukulapati Ravi Sankar , Hatem MH , Narayanan K , Oxynos Costas

We describe the case of a 76 year old woman who presented to her GP with a two month history of abdominal pain, tiredness and nocturnal sweating episodes. Her past medical history included Hypertension (on Amlodipine, Bisoprolol) and Hypothyroidism (on levothyroxine). Abdominal USS and CT scan revealed a left adnexal mass measuring 15 cm. Ca-125 and CEA were normal. During admission under the Gynae-oncologists for a laparotomy, she suffered recurrent severe symptomatic hypogly...