Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0037ep312 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2015

Comparative diagnostic value of ultrasound, ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration and sestamibi scintigraphy for the correct preoperative localisation of parathyroid adenomas

Bilz Stefan , Rogowski-Lehmann Nathalie , Krull Ina , Brandle Michael , Oettli Rene , Kolb Walter , Clerici Thomas

Background: This study prospectively assessed the sensitivity and positive predictive value (PPV) of ultrasound (US), ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration with PTH measurement in the needle washout (US-FNA) and sestamibi scintigraphy (SS) for the localisation of parathyroid adenomas in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) and features of uniglandular disease.Methods: 51 consecutive patients with pHPT referred for first time surgery with a...

ea0032p931 | Pituitary – Clinical (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by IPSEN</emphasis>) | ECE2013

Idiopathic isolated ACTH deficiency presenting with severe hyponatraemia

Drescher Tilman , Ackermann Christoph , Batscher Irene , Krull Ina , Brandle Michael , Bilz Stefan

Introduction: Generously supported by IPSEN)-->Acquired isolated ACTH deficiency with normal secretion of the remaining pituitary hormones is a rare condition in the absence of exposure to exogenous glucocorticoids. The aetiology is assumed to be autoimmune in most adult cases with traumatic brain injury and radiation exposure being rare causes. Pituitary transcription factor mutations may be identified in congenital and childhood on...

ea0022p551 | Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Combined endoscopic and pharmacologic treatment of a suprasellar arachnoid cyst associated with macroprolactinoma

Fournier Jean-Yves , Bilz Stefan , Schimke Kathrin , Krull Ina , Tasman Jan , Braendle Michael , Hildebrandt Gerhard

A 58-year-old male patient presented with a 2 months history of bilateral frontotemporal headache, fatigue and impaired vision. Further exploration revealed short term memory losses, confusion, gait disturbances, decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. Radiological investigation showed a 4 cm pituitary mass with destruction of the upper clivus and left petrous apex associated with a 5 cm large suprasellar cyst bulging upward into the 3d ventricle with obstruction hydrocepha...

ea0020p568 | Neuroendocrinology, Pituitary and Behaviour | ECE2009

Long-term follow-up of female patients with prolactinoma: is there a place for surgery in the therapy of prolactinoma?

Frey Janine , Krull Ina , Sahli Rahel , Stettler Christoph , Fischli Stefan , Diem Peter , Christ Emanuel

Background: Medical therapy with dopamine agonists (DA) is the primary treatment in most patients with prolactinomas. ‘Classical’ surgical indications are mainly intolerance of DA therapy or non-responders. Focusing on a possible shift of recent indications towards a surgical approach, we retrospectively analyzed the long-term results of surgical treatment and compared them to the medically treated female patients with prolactinomas.Patients an...

ea0020p569 | Neuroendocrinology, Pituitary and Behaviour | ECE2009

Clinical presentation, long-term follow-up and bone morbidity of male patients with prolactinoma

Frey Janine , Krull Ina , Sahli Rahel , Stettler Christoph , Fischli Stefan , Diem Peter , Christ Emanuel

Background: In contrast to females with prolactinoma, male patients usually present with a history of long-standing hypogonadism and a macroadenoma on MRI-scan. Data is scarce about the effect of hypogonadism on bone health in these patients. We, therefore, investigated retrospectively the cohort of male patients with prolactinoma at our institution.Patients and methods: Between 1983 and 2007, the chards of 44 male patients with prolactinoma were reviewe...