Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0069p33 | Poster Presentations | SFENCC2020

Gynaecomastia as a paraneoplastic syndrome secondary to hCG secreting lung cancer

James Cornelius Fernandez , Aarella Vikram

Case history: 73-year-old male was seen in breast clinic for right breast lump which was noted 6 weeks back with no nipple discharge. Mammogram and ultrasound confirmed bilateral gynaecomastia more on right side. Referred to endocrine clinic with abnormal hormone profile. He is a retired builder. He was a heavy smoker for 50 years and has stopped smoking 1 year back. He drinks socially and has never used illicit drugs. His only past medical history was GORD for which he takes ...

ea0065p115 | Bone and calcium | SFEBES2019

Ventricular arrhythmia and cardiac arrest: a dramatic presentation of hypoparathyroidism

James Cornelius Fernandez , Eapen Dilip

Introduction: Cardiovascular manifestations of hypocalcaemia include reversible CHF, prolonged QTc and ventricular arrhythmias. In patients presenting with hypocalcaemia, diagnosis of hypoparathyroidism is straightforward, but determining its cause is challenging.Case Report: 33 year lady admitted (23 November 2018) with VF arrest. Bloods showed low calcium (1.62 mmol/l), magnesium (0.48 mmol/l) and potassium (2.3 mmol/l) and ECG showed prolonged QTc. PT...

ea0065p423 | Thyroid | SFEBES2019

Thyrotoxicosis and post RAI hypothyroidism in someone with thyroid hormone resistance: A conundrum

James Cornelius Fernandez , Eapen Dilip

Introduction: Thyroid Hormone Resistance (THR) is a rare disorder caused by mutations of Thyroid Hormone Receptor characterised by insensitivity of target tissues to thyroid hormone actions. Patients can present with hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism symptoms.Case report: 49 year lady with recurrent thyrotoxicosis with goitre (1989/1994/1998) treated elsewhere with CBZ/PTU and RAI (2001). She developed post-RAI hypothyroidism and at presentation to our O...

ea0065p427 | Thyroid | SFEBES2019

Managing hypothyroidism without oral levothyroxine

James Cornelius Fernandez , Eapen Dilip

Introduction: Hypothyroid patients with failure to take/absorb oral levothyroxine might require intravenous levothyroxine. IV levothyroxine is neither licensed nor available in UK. It has to be imported (with special request), and is unexpectedly costly. IV liothyronine has shorter duration of action, need 2–3 injections/day, and exhibits sudden surges increasing risk of angina/arrhythmia. Moreover, IV liothyronine is much more expensive than IV levothyroxine.<p class...