Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0044p149 | Neuroendocrinology and pituitary | SFEBES2016

Pituitary stalk thickening: use of an innovative MRI analysis to guide clinical management

Sbardella Emilia , Joseph Robin N , Jafar-Mohammadi Bahram , Isidori Andrea M , Cudlip Simon , Grossman Ashley B

Context: Disease processes that affect the pituitary stalk are broad, ranging from indolent lesions requiring simple observation to severe lesions with significant implications. Diagnosis and management of these lesions remains unclear.Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the clinical presentation, biochemical and pathology characteristics of pituitary stalk thickening lesions and their association with specific MRI features in order to provide...

ea0059p126 | Neuroendocrinology and pituitary | SFEBES2018

Natural history of conservatively managed Rathke’s cysts: a retrospective analysis of a single centre experience

Gargalas Sergios , Anguelova Lia , May Christine , Halliday Jane , Cudlip Simon , Jafar-Mohammadi Bahram , Joseph Robin , Pal Aparna

Rathke’s cleft cysts (RCC) arise from the embryonic remnants of Rathke’s pouch in the anterior pituitary gland. The majority are asymptomatic and incidentally diagnosed when the pituitary is imaged for other reasons. RCCs can progress to requiring surgical intervention for hormonal and structural effects. It is unclear what factors determine RCC enlargement and over what period this occurs, hence need for long term follow-up is uncertain. We analysed our conservative...

ea0074ncc29 | Highlighted Cases | SFENCC2021

A triumvirate of macroprolactinoma, apoplexy and aneurysm: what is the optimal management strategy?

Mathara Diddhenipothage Shani Apsara Dilrukshi , Anguelova Lia , Amarouche Meriem , May Christine , Jafar-Mohammadi Bahram , Joseph Robin , Cudlip Simon , Pal Aparna

Case history: A 57-year-old male with well controlled primary hypertension presented with acute onset severe headache while exercising, associated with nausea and vomiting. He had no visual or other neurological symptoms. The pain settled with analgesics in ED. He reported four transient similar episodes during the preceding 18 months. There were no symptoms suggestive of pituitary or other endocrine dysfunction, including hyperprolactinaemia. Clinical examination was unremark...

ea0063p1046 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology 3 | ECE2019

Recovery of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal and gonadal axes following trans-sphenoidal adenomectomy, a single centre experience

Pofi Riccardo , Gunatilake Sonali , Macgregor Victoria , Cudlip Simon , Joseph Robin , Lenzi Andrea , Tomlinson Jeremy W , Jafar-Mohammadi Bahram , Isidori Andrea M , Pal Aparna

Hypopituitarism is a potential complication of trans-sphenoidal adenomectomy (TSA). Prediction of pituitary function (PF) recovery would inform hormonal replacement strategies. However, the frequency of re-testing of PF is variable across centres. The aim of this study was to determine rates, time and predictors of 6-weeks (6 w) recovery of hypothalamo-pituitary adrenal (HPA) and gonadal function after TSA.Methods: We performed a single-centre, retrospec...