Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0049ep827 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Orbital disease primer for Endocrinologists-not always thyroid associated orbitopathy (TAO): a case vignette

Adamidou Fotini , Manani Christina , Anagnostis Panagiotis , Georgiou Thomas , Boboridis Kostas

Background: TAO is a rare disease, seriously involving 5% of patients with autoimmune thyroid disease. The clinical presentation may be difficult to distinguish from other orbital conditions.Case 1: A 63-year-old woman was admitted to the Neurology Service for worsening diplopia over the previous six months, with a working diagnosis of myasthenia gravis or multiple sclerosis. The Endocrine Service was consulted because of a long history of Hashimoto&#146...

ea0049ep828 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Management of very severe Graves’ orbitopathy with low dose rituximab: report of two cases

Adamidou Fotini , Manani Christina , Anagnostis Panagiotis , Georgiou Thomas , Boboridis Kostas , Kita Marina

Introduction: Although Graves’ orbitopathy (GO) is common in the course of Graves’ disease, dysthyroid optic neuropathy and corneal breakdown are rare. We describe two cases of severe GO treated successfully with rituximab.Case 1: A 50-year-old female smoker with Graves’disease, presented with disfiguring eyelid edema, exophthalmos and diplopia, preserved visual acuity and clinical activity score (CAS) ≥ 5. She received pulsed medrox...

ea0037ep301 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2015

A giant parathyroid cyst manifesting with a neck mass and hypercalcaemic crisis

Adamidou Fotini , Manani Christina , Champidis Vassilis , Anagnostis Panagiotis , Kambaroudis Apostolos , Kita Marina

Introduction: Functional parathyroid cysts represent an uncommon cause of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and an even rarer cause of a cervical mass.Case report: A 57-year-old woman was referred to our department following emergency treatment of hypercalcaemic crisis (serum calcium 16.4 mg/dl) with i.v. hydration and zoledronic acid. She was found to have multiple vertebral fractures by plain radiographs one month previously. Despite being diagnosed a...

ea0073aep87 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2021

Effect of parathyroidectomy on early diastolic dysfunction assessed with ventricular mass index in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism

Tzikos Georgios , Manani Christina , Chorti Aggeliki , Evaggelos Sykaras , Boura Evangelia , Adamidou Foteini , Pliakos Ioannis , Papavramidis Theodosios S.

IntroductionPrimary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is characterized by excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH) from one or more parathyroid glands. PTH has a central role in the regulation of calcium and phosphate and the classic disorder causes primarily hypercalcemia associated with renal and bone manifestations. Non-classical symptoms are also present including cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, psychiatric, neuro-cognitive disorders. Regarding ca...