Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0028p375 | Thyroid | SFEBES2012

Hypercalcaemia and weight loss does not always equal malignancy

Koko Thet , Ward Emma

A 54 year old woman was admitted by her GP to our Medical Admissions Unit earlier this year with a suspected diagnosis of malignancy due to her history of weight loss, lethargy and breathlessness. She was found to be hypercalcaemic with calcium of 3.35 mmol/l. Unfortunately, our acute physicians treated her with pamidronate before her hypercalcaemia was fully investigated which resulted in transient but symptomatic hypocalcaemia (with a nadir calcium of 1.72 mmol/l). A resti...

ea0077p152 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular | SFEBES2021

The diagnostic and management conundrum of an unusual case of hypertension in pregnancy

Yoong Zher Melvin Lee , Koko Thet

The four major hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are preeclampsia/eclampsia/HELLP syndrome, gestational hypertension, chronic hypertension and pre-eclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension. The prevalence of hypertension in pregnancy has been reported to be around 6%. The commonest aetiology was found to be gestational hypertension which made up 40% of all cases. To our knowledge, secondary causes of hypertension in pregnancy has never been well described. We present a ...

ea0038p471 | Thyroid | SFEBES2015

Odd TFTs: when it does not fit, it probably is not right!

Seejore Khyatisha , Koko Thet , Pettit Andrew

Case report: A 29-year old Caucasian male was referred to our Endocrinology Outpatient Clinic following a recent admission after an episode of collapse when he was noted to have abnormal thyroid function tests: fT4 32.6 (7.5–21.1) pmol/l, TSH 6.41 (0.34–5.6) mU/l. These were repeated and again showed elevated fT4 26.9 pmol/l and normal TSH 2.29 mU/l. He reported some tremor of both hands but denied palpitations. He was clinically euthyroid but p...

ea0028p274 | Pituitary | SFEBES2012

Pregnancy as a cure for a macroprolactinoma?

Koko Thet , Pernicova Ida , Ward Emma

Our patient presented at the age of 29 years with headaches and galactorrhoea and was found to have a prolactin level of more than 3000 mu/L. Her other pituitary function was normal. MRI pituitary showed 2×2 cm lesion with suprasellar extension and some distortion of the optic chiasm. She was started on Cabergoline 0.5 mg twice weekly for a presumed macroprolactinoma. Visual testing was normal. The repeat MRI four months after initiation of dopamine agonist therapy showed...

ea0025p185 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFEBES2011

A patient with adrenal carcinoma

Koko Thet , Pettit Andrew , Parker Cornelle

Background: We describe a 64-year-old lady with past medical history of Thalassaemia Trait and Hypertension, who was presented with Cushing’s syndrome.Clinical presentation: This patient was admitted with severe bi-basal pneumonia in February 2010 and treated successfully. But unfortunately her symptoms persisted with increasing facial swelling in end of May 2010, therefore, a staging CT was arranged and found incidental 6×5 cm left adrenal mas...