Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0041ep376 | Clinical case reports - Thyroid/Others | ECE2016

To be or not to be … male

Capraro Joel , Schutz Philipp

Introduction: Pats with Klinefelter Syndrome (KS) have elevated morbidity and mortality due to several reasons. Yet, there is no connection between KS and male-to-female sex change.Case: A 74-year-old man was sent for endocrine work-up prior to surgery due to gynecomastia. The patient had lived as a man-to-woman transgender for many years. He was told not to qualify for a transgender surgical approach when he was 55 years old. He took estradiol substitut...

ea0063p698 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology 2 | ECE2019

New diagnosis of Kallmann syndrome in an adult Fugitive

Capraro Joel , Kuhlmann Beatrice , Muller Beat

Background: Innate, isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is a rare disease and results in men in cryptorchidism and failed puberty. Migration leads to diagnosis of the disease also in developed countries only in adults.Case: A 28-year-old man was sent for endocrine workup because of failed development of primary sexual characteristics and missing secondary sex characteristics. He grew up in a rural place in Sri Lanka, his brothers and sisters developed...

ea0049ep18 | Adrenal cortex (to include Cushing's) | ECE2017

To big to work! Lymphoma presenting with primary adrenal insufficiency

Capraro Joel , Giessen Hanna , Muller Beat

Background: Primary adrenal lymphoma (PAL) is a rare cause of primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI). Most often patients present with unspecific symptoms. Bilateral adrenal enlargement with signs and symptoms of PAI are clues, percutaneous biopsy after having excluded pheochromocytoma in a situation of high suspicion is diagnostic. Most of PAL are highly malignant B-cell lymphomas with a bad prognosis.Case: A 71-year-old patient was sent for endocrine work...

ea0070aep871 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Catch it if you know – A rare case of impaired TSH measurement

Hoskin Katja , Capraro Joel , Neyer Peter J , Rusch Sebastian

Introduction: Thyreotropin (TSH) is a glycoprotein containing an alpha-subunit similar to other glycoproteins (LH, FSH, ACTH, HCG) and a unique beta-subunit which reacts with the alpha-subunit in binding to the TSH-receptor. Low TSH levels are usually evidence of primary hyperthyreoidism as in Graves diseases/ toxic goiter or thyroiditis, or a result of secondary hypothyroidism in case of diseases of the pituitary gland. This case shows a rare variant causing apparently low TS...

ea0037ep1267 | Clinical Cases–Thyroid/Other | ECE2015

Noninfectious but genetic bilateral neck swelling

Joel Capraro , Wolfgang Nagel , Thomas Clerici , Sandro Stockli , Michael Brandle , Stefan Bilz

Introduction: We describe a case of a 32 year old woman with bilateral carotid body tumours as initial finding of a paraganglioma syndrome type 1.Case: A 32-year old previously healthy mother was referred because of bilateral neck swelling, presumably lymphadenopathy, associated with recurrent upper respiratory tract infections during the past year. Cervical ultrasound raised the suspicion for bilateral carotid body tumours which were confirmed by MR-ima...