Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0019p347 | Thyroid | SFEBES2009

Misdiagnosed thyrotoxicosis

Erukulapati Ravi Sankar , Mada S , Rao P , Ashwell Simon

Case report: A 76-year-old lady was referred to our Endocrinology department due to general malaise and abnormal thyroid function tests: TSH 1.1 (0.3–4.2) mU/l, fT4 30.6 (12.0–23.0) pmol/l, fT3 8.3 (4.0–7.8) pmol/l. She had received 131I twice, 16 and 36 years previously, at different hospitals for presumed thyrotoxicosis. She was clinically euthyroid and had a small diffuse goitre.Repeat thyroid function t...

ea0015p168 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFEBES2008

Hepatic nodular hyperplasia masquerading as hepatic metastasis secondary to A virilising adrenal tumour

Kamaruddin MS , Mada S , Mettayil J , Nag S

An adrenal ‘incidentaloma’ is an adrenal mass, discovered serendipitously during a radiological examination performed for indications other than an evaluation for adrenal disease. We present a case of a 66-year-old lady with an unexpected finding of a 3 cm right adrenal mass and multiple liver lesions suggestive of metastatic disease following investigations for a suspicious lung lesion which turned out to be an infective process. Liver biopsies revealed hepatic nodu...

ea0019p226 | Pituitary | SFEBES2009

Metastatic renal cell carcinoma masquerading as a vascular pituitary tumour

Sankar Erukulapati Ravi , Kane P , Mada S , Padmanabhan R , Rao P , Nag S

Introduction: Metastases to the hypothalamus and pituitary gland account for 1–2% of sella masses. The primary malignancy may be occult at the time of diagnosis and metastatic lesions are often detected incidentally. We present a case of metastatic renal cell carcinoma presenting as a vascular pituitary tumour.Case history: A 68-year-old lady presented with headaches and diplopia secondary to right abducent nerve palsy. CT Angiography revealed an in...

ea0019p228 | Pituitary | SFEBES2009

Severe acute psychosis precipitated by replacement dose hydrocortisone in newly diagnosed panhypopituitarism

Mada S , Palmer C C , Mhando Y , Rao P , Erukulapati R , Nag S

Introduction: Psychiatric disturbance is a recognised complication of glucocorticoid therapy. Patients on a daily dose of 40 mg of prednisolone or its equivalent are at risk of developing steroid psychosis. Psychotic reactions with replacement doses of glucocorticoid are uncommon. We describe a patient with newly diagnosed hypopituitarism who developed severe steroid induced psychosis with low dose hydrocortisone.Case report: A 72-year-old lady presented...