Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0003p52 | Clinical Case Reports | BES2002

Extremely long effects of vitamin D therapy: A near-fatal complication of thyroid surgery

Gable D , Ahlquist J

Vitamin D is commonly used in the treatment of hypoparathyroidism after thyroid surgery. It is well recognised that excess vitamin D therapy leads to hypercalcaemia, and that this effect may be prolonged, lasting upto several weeks with some vitamin D preparations. We describe a case of severe, life threatening hypercalcaemia from vitamin D therapy, in which the duration of action of vitamin D was exceptionally long. A 51 year old lady presented with acute, severe haemorrhagic...

ea0011p1 | Bone | ECE2006

An audit of the role of Sestimibi imaging of the parathyroid glands in the management of parathyroid disease

Gable D , Bomanji J , Conway G

The requirement for Sestimibi imaging of the parathyroid glands has increased over recent years, partly due to advances in surgical techniques and the need for accurate pre-operative localisation. We audited sestimibi imaging to ensure efficient and appropriate use of this tool in the face of increasing demand. Over two and a half years 128 scans were identified by Nuclear Medicine. We obtained biochemistry and operative status for these using the hospital patient administrati...

ea0003p50 | Clinical Case Reports | BES2002

Cushing's disease and nasal obstruction from a large biochemically 'silent' corticotroph adenoma

Gable D , Powell M , Pollock J , Ahlquist J

Large corticotroph adenomas are uncommon pituitary mass lesions, representing around 10% of cases of Cushing's disease, and are often found to be locally invasive. 'Silent' corticotrophinomas stain for ACTH, but do not secrete sufficient ACTH to cause Cushing's disease. We describe a patient with an unusual mass presentation of a pituitary adenoma in whom there was also a marked discrepancy between the clinical and laboratory findings in the assessment of suspected Cushing's d...