Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0005p43 | Clinical Case Reports | BES2003

Cortisol producing pheochromocytoma in pregnancy

Rangan S , Baskar V , Jackson M

Adrenal incidentalomas are increasingly recognised with the use of abdominal imaging with prevalence ranging from 0.35-0.45%. The vast majority of these are benign adrenocortical adenomas. Increasingly, subclinical hypercortisolism is recognised in such cases.We describe a case of a 34-year-old asymptomatic primigravida with chance recognition of an adrenal mass during an obstetric ultrasound. Biochemical testing revealed consistently normal urinary catecholamine and eleva...

ea0012p84 | Pituitary | SFE2006

Cinderella’s story: the psychosocial impact of pituitary conditions

Osbourne M , Jackson S , Morris M , Ashley K

Pituitary disorders are relatively uncommon conditions which leave patients feeling isolated and distressed. Acromegaly and CushingÂ’s are associated with obvious and visible differences to appearance, while other pituitary conditions are associated with profound, yet hidden, physical changes which impact significantly on psychological well being.AimTo explore the subjective experiences of patients living with and managing a pi...

ea0003p127 | Endocrine Tumours and Neoplasia | BES2002

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN-1) with two different pancreatic tumours

Kalavalapalli S , Barakat M , Jackson J , Todd J , Williams G , Meeran K

A 29 year old woman was admitted to her local hospital with haematemesis, and found to be hypercalcaemic. A peptic ulcer was confirmed and she was commenced on omeprazole. There was biochemical evidence of primary hyperparathyroidism and a single-gland parathyroidectomy was performed. During her admission, a diagnosis of gastrinoma was suspected, but an attempt at measuring fasting gut hormone concentrations off omeprazole therapy resulted in gastro-intestinal perforation. She...