Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0028p28 | Clinical biochemistry | SFEBES2012

Tolvaptan for the treatment of hyponatraemia secondary to SIADH in cancer patients

Kenz Sami , Brabant G

Introduction: SIADH is frequently observed as a paraneoplastic secretion in many cancer types with the highest frequency described in small-cell lung cancer. The paraneoplastic secretion of ADH/vasopressin may induce hyponatraemia which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Conventional treatment of the condition consists of fluid restriction and demeclocycline. Tolvaptan, an oral V2-receptor antagonist, that directly targets the mechanism of SIADH, has been pr...

ea0028p275 | Pituitary | SFEBES2012

Aggressive prolactinoma treated with a large dose of dopamine agonist and radiotherapy

Kenz Sami , Trainer Peter

Introduction: Prolactinomas account for approximately 40% of all pituitary adenomas, with an estimated prevalence of 100 prolactinomas per million adults. Dopamine agonists currently represent the mainstay of treatment. Nevertheless, increasing dopamine-agonist dosage, surgery, and radiotherapy may be necessary in some cases, such as aggressive, dopamine-agonist resistant or atypical prolactinomas.Case: We report the case of a 55 year old man who was inc...

ea0025p62 | Clinical biochemistry | SFEBES2011

Audit on colonoscopy screening in acromegaly patients in a tertiary endocrine unit

Kannappan Daniel , Kenz Sami , Kearney Tara

Aim: To find out all Acromegalic patients above the age of 40 years had their colonoscopic screening or not.Reason for colonoscopy screening: There is 13 to 14 fold increased risk of colorectal cancer in Acromegaly patients and 2.5 fold increase in mortality from Colonic cancer.Standards: i) Patientts with acromegaly should be offered regular colonoscopy from the age of 40 years.ii) ...

ea0019p54 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

Tertiary hyperparathyroidism in pregnant women with vitamin D deficiency

Kenz Sami , Norris Andrea , Chohan Zak

Introduction: Hyperparathyroidism is uncommon during pregnancy with less than 200 cases reported worldwide. Untreated, this condition can result in a 20–30% incidence of fetal death and 50–60% incidence of complications during pregnancy. If recognized early, the condition is treatable with significant improvement in fetal and maternal outcomes.Case: We report the case of 35-year-old asymptomatic Asian female (gravida 9 para 4, one stillbirth) w...

ea0025p247 | Pituitary | SFEBES2011

Hypopituitarism: is it due to bacterial meningitis?

Kannappan Daniel , Kenz Sami , Farook Selena , Brabant Georg

A 75-year-old man presented to Emergency department with fever and 3 episodes of tonic clonic seizures. He had recent ear infection. He was intubated and ventilated and taken to ICU.He had CT head which was normal. Lumbar puncture results were consistent with Pneumococcal meningitis. He was treated with appropriate antibiotics.During recovery he had persistent hyponatremia. He was reviewed by Endocrine team and his TFT, cortisol an...

ea0025p262 | Pituitary | SFEBES2011

Elusive ectopic ACTH source

Kenz Sami , McGlynn S , Kannappan Daniel , Kearney Tara

Introduction: The ectopic ACTH syndrome accounts for 12% of patients with Cushing’s syndrome. Its diagnosis and treatment remains a challenge. This especially true in patients with ectopic ACTH production.Case: We report the case of a 41-year-old man who presented with progressive muscle weakness in his arms and legs. He was found to be borderline hypertensive BP 145/92, cushingoid plethoric rounded face and mild proximal muscular weakness. His init...

ea0021p191 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFEBES2009

A family with functional extraadrenal paragangliomas and positive SDHB gene mutation

Polydorou Doro , Kenz Sami , Kannapan Daniel , Kearney Tara

Extradrenal paragangliomas can occur in individuals at any age although most arise in the fourth or fifth decade. Familial paragangliomas constitute approximately 10% of cases. These are part of a rare syndrome characterized by slow-growing tumors derived from paraganglia tissue. Recent years have brought significant progress in identifying the genetic etiology of this syndrome.Thirty-eight years old female was referred to the endocrine department by ENT...

ea0021p235 | Neuroendocrinology and behaviour | SFEBES2009

Intra-cerebral haemorrhage in a young woman with phaeochromocytoma

Kenz Sami , Kanappan Daniel , Polydorou Doros , Kearney Tara

Introduction: Phaeochromocytoma is a rare neuroendocrine tumour, with serious and potentially lethal cardiovascular complications. Cerebral haemorrhage is an unusual complication of phaeochromocytoma with <40 cases reported worldwide.Case: We report the case of a 29-year-old woman who presented with sudden onset of headache and collapse. CT Brain showed right sided frontal haemorrhage, her BP > 200/100, LVH on ECG and Echocardiography suggesting ...

ea0021p242 | Pituitary | SFEBES2009

Hypopituitarism secondary to pituitary apoplexy- is it due to high dose Aspirin?

Kannappan Daniel , Polydorou Doros , Kenz Sami , Paisley Angela , Kearney Tara

Seventy six year old man presented with sudden onset headache for 3 days. He was seen by the GP and treated for migraine. But no improvement in his headache and he developed drooping of left eyelid and blurring of vision. No other neurological symptom.On examination left ptosis with normal visual fields to confrontation method. Initial differential diagnosis was isolated 3rd nerve palsy probably due to posterior communicating artery aneurysm. He was on a...

ea0021p248 | Pituitary | SFEBES2009

Is it pituitary adenoma or metastasis?: an unusual presentation of carcinoma prostate

Kannappan Daniel , Kenz Sami , Polydoro Doros , Kearney Tara , Gnanalingham Kanna

Sixty seven year old gentleman presented to eye clinic with blurring of vision in the left eye for 2 weeks. Patient was seen by Ophthalmologist and discharged home. Presented 3 weeks later with headache and blurring of vision. On examination no perception to light in the left eye and bitemporal hemianopia.His past history includes carcinoma prostate, diagnosed a year ago and had surgery and Radiotherapy. His recent PSA was normal. Bones scan showed no ev...