Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0028p349 | Thyroid | SFEBES2012

Audit of radioiodine in management of benign multinodular goitres at norfolk and Norwich university hospitals

Krishnan Leena , Mackay James , Brahma Anupam , Swords Francesca

Background: The Royal College advises 500–800 MBq of Radioiodine(RAI) for toxic multinodular goitres (MNG), and 400–800 MBq RAI for euthyroid MNG. In our institution, a standard low dose of 370 MBq has traditionally been given to all patients with benign thyroid disease. This audit examined whether outcomes are optimal with low dose therapy, and whether a variable dose protocol should be adopted.Patients and Methods: We analysed 49 patients at ...

ea0025p72 | Clinical biochemistry | SFEBES2011

Thyroid swelling and tracheal compression: a cautionary tale

Fenech Matthew , MacKay James , Pain Simon , Swords Francesca

A 28-year old Lithuanian woman presented with a 6-week history of firm anterior neck swelling. There were no symptoms of local obstruction, invasion, or thyroid dysfunction, and no past medical history, medication use or relevant family history. On initial assessment, she was euthyroid, with a 6 cm hard mass replacing the right lobe of the thyroid, a 2 cm lymph node lateral to it, but no other lymphadenopathy. No cellular material could be obtained on initial clinical and ultr...