Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0088020 | Abstracts | BES2022

A rare etiology of primary amenorrhea in a 16-year-old girl

E Nauwynck , W Staels , J De Schepper

Introduction: Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a rare cause of primary amenorrhea (1,2). We report a 16-year-old girl with normal secondary sexual characteristics, but no menses due to an autoimmune POI and associated with autoimmune gastritis. This is the first report of such constellation in an adolescent – both conditions separately already being rare in the pediatric population.Case presentation: A 16-year-old girl was referred to our de...

ea0029p160 | Bone & Osteoporosis | ICEECE2012

Bone cross-sectional geometry and strength parameters at the radius by pQCT in male obese adolescents

Vandewalle S. , Roggen I. , Van Helvoirt M. , Debode P. , Taes Y. , Kaufman J. , De Schepper J.

Introduction: Male gender, adolescence and obesity are known risk factors for upper limb fractures, although the mechanism by which obesity confers the increased fracture risk is unknown. In addition, most studies investigating the influence of body fat mass on bone in adolescents have been performed in school based populations using the DXA technique, which does not take into account the material and geometric bone properties.Methods: We investigated vo...

ea0097026 | Section | BES2023

Solving the puzzle of MEN2B syndrome in an adolescent girl

E Nauwynck , J Vanbesien , I Gies , C Ernst , S Raeymaeckers , G Verfaillie , W Waelput , F Vaeyens , J De Greve , J De Schepper , W Staels

Introduction: MEN2B is a rare genetic tumor syndrome that causes medullary thyroid cancer at a young age and may lead to pheochromocytoma later in life. Early diagnosis is crucial for thyroidectomy before metastasis. This case report aims to increase awareness of MEN2B signs and symptoms and the need for early referral and treatment.Case: A 10-year-old girl was referred for ultrasound imaging of a swollen submandibular g...