Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0041ep651 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2016

Hirsutism with rapid onset presenting in a 62-year-old postmenopausal woman

Tzaves Ioannis , Papadakis Georgios , Moustakas Konstantinos , Keramidas Ioannis , Kaltzidou Victoria , Veniou Eirini , Kalinoglou Nikolaos , Tertipi Athanasia

Introduction: Virilizing tumors are rare, but frequent cause of virilization in postmenopausal women.Case report: A 62-year-old postmenopausal woman presented with a rapid onset of hirsutism with increased terminal hair growth, particular on chin and abdomen, frontal male pattern balding in the last 5 months. Physical examination revealed a low-pitched, deepened voice and clitoromegaly. The Ferriman–Gallwey score was 18. Laboratory evaluation: Testo...

ea0032p134 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2013

Primary hyperparathyroidism and vitamin D deficiency. therapeutic implications

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Athanassiou Panagiotis , Gkountouvas Anastasios , Xanthakou Eleni , Keramidas Ioannis , Chatjimarkou Fotini , Kaldrymidis Philippos

Primary hyperparathyroidism is a rather frequent disorder characterized by high plasma PTH and calcium. Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in all areas of the world. Vitamin D deficiency has been described in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. When present, vitamin D deficiency may be associated with large size parathyroid adenomas and musculoskeletal pain.The aim was to describe two cases of primary hyperparathyroidism and vitamin D deficiency.</...

ea0032p172 | Cardiovascular Endocrinology &amp; Lipid Metabolism | ECE2013

Lipid levels in acromegaly

Kostoglou-Athanassiou Ifigenia , Gkountouvas Anastasios , Keramidas Ioannis , Xanthakou Eleni , Chatjimarkou Fotini , Kaldrymidis Philippos

Acromegaly is known to be associated with increased cardiovascular risk. Additionally, acromegaly is known to be associated with disordered carbohydrate metabolism. Lipid levels in acromegaly have not been extensively studied. The aim was to study lipid levels in acromegaly.Methods: In 32 patients with newly diagnosed acromegaly lipid levels were studied. In particular total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels were measu...

ea0037ep235 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2015

Vitamin D and seasonal variation among Greek female patients with osteoporosis

Papadakis Georgios , Keramidas Ioannis , Kakava Kassiani , Pappa Theodora , Villiotou Vassiliki , Manitarou Paraskevi , Kalaitzidou Styliani , Triantafillou Eleni , Kaltzidou Victoria , Pappas Anastasios

Background: 25 hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) vitamin levels are positively associated with bone mineral density and season, time of day and sun exposure duration influence its synthesis. Variations in daylight throughout the year and zenith angle, depending on the latitude of residence, influence u.v. solar radiation which is closely related to serum 25(OH)D levels. The aim of this study was to investigate the degree of seasonal variation of 25(OH)D serum levels in a population-...

ea0037ep846 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2015

Association of calcium-stimulated calcitonin values with pathological findings following total thyroidectomy

Papadakis Georgios , Keramidas Ioannis , Triantafillou Eleni , Kanouta Foteini , Pappa Theodora , Kaltzidou Victoria , Tertipi Athanasia , Vecchini Gino , Papadouli Despoina , Pappas Anastasios

Background and objectives: Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) originates from thyroid C-cells and is a calcitonin (CT) secreting tumour with aggressive behaviour. Surgery is recommended in all patients with basal or calcium-stimulated CT values of 100 pg/ml or higher due to the high probability of MTC. The objective of this study was to investigate the utility of calcium stimulation test for CT in order to distinguish MTC from C-cell Hyperplasia (CCH) preoperatively and to exam...

ea0037ep847 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2015

Primary thyroid lymphoma: a heterogeneous disease and presentation of two different cases

Triantafillou Eleni , Papadakis Georgios , Keramidas Ioannis , Moustakas Konstantinos , Tsakonas Georgios , Manitarou Paraskevi , Drosou Aspasia , Tzaida Olympia , Tertipi Athanasia , Tzaves Ioannis , Megalakaki Aikaterini , Pappas Anastasios

Background: Primary thyroid lymphoma (PTL) is a rare thyroid malignancy. Nevertheless, it frequently presents diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. We describe two patients with PTL with different clinical presentation/clinical picture and outcome.Patients and methods: Two female patients underwent total thyroidectomy, the first, a 67-year-old female patient, because of nodular goitre and the second, a 79-year-old female patient, because of a large, pai...