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ea0063p859 | Adrenal and Neuroendocrine Tumours 3 | ECE2019

Phaeochromocytoma in pregnancy

Araujo Alexandra , Silvestre Catarina , Marcalo Jose , Gomes Ana Raquel , Carvalho Raquel

Phaeochromocytoma in pregnancy is an extremely rare condition. Early recognition can largely decrease maternal and fetal mortality rates. As symptoms of phaeochromocytoma are similar to those of other more common causes of hypertension during pregnancy, timely diagnosis is a challenge. There is no consensus in literature about the specific treatment nor about the optimal delivery timing or route. Case of a 32 years old woman with a single pregnancy of 30 weeks and 3 days admit...

ea0049ep157 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2017

Medullary thyroid carcinoma and pheochromocytoma in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A – a reversed order diagnosis

Gomes Ana Coelho , Silvestre Catarina , Marcalo Jose , Carvalho Maria Raquel , Bugalho Maria Joao

Introduction: RET germline mutation in codon 634 of exon 11 is one of the most frequent mutations of classical multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN2A). Virtually all patients with classical MEN2A develop medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), which is often the first manifestation of the disease and usually occurs early in life. Pheochromocytomas (PHEOs) tend to be diagnosed several years later or simultaneously with the MTC.Case report: The pa...

ea0049ep300 | Calcium & Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2017

The importance of ultrasound in the preoperative evaluation of patients with primary hyperthyroidism: a case report

Marcalo Jose , Araujo Alexandra , Wessling Ana , Carvalho Maria Raquel , Bugalho Maria Joao

Introduction: Primary hyperparathyroidism is the most common cause of hypercalcemia in the outpatient setting, and a single parathyroid adenoma is usually the culprit. Clinical presentation is commonly dictated by hypercalcemia. Symptoms can range from mild non-specific malaise and gastrointestinal disturbances, through bone disease, kidney stones, cardiovascular and neuromuscular dysfunction to, ultimately, coma and death. However, the vast majority of patien...

ea0049ep1255 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Postpartum thyrotoxicosis – a diagnosis, sometimes, postponed

Araujo Alexandra Novais , Marcalo Jose , Costa Cristiana , Wessling Ana , Bugalho Maria Joao

Postpartum thyroid dysfunction occurs in 5–10% of women in the general population within one year of delivery. The prevalence of postpartum Graves’ disease is estimated at 0.54%. Postpartum thyroiditis is much more common. Differential diagnosis is essential for an adequate treatment. Radioactive iodine uptake can be useful to establish the etiologic diagnosis, but is contraindicated during lactation. Elevated titers of antithyrotropin receptor antibodies (TRAbs) are...

ea0049ep1340 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Peripheral neuropathy in hypothyroidism - about a clinical case

Marcalo Jose , Araujo Alexandra , Faria Carolina , Wessling Ana , Carvalho Maria Raquel , Nobre Ema , Bugalho Maria Joao

Introduction: Hypothyroidism can affect the nervous system, commonly causing mono and polyneuropathies which show a variable frequency and pattern. Its mechanisms are not fully understood. Symptoms usually correlate better with the duration of the dysfunction rather than with its severity and typically improve significantly after medical therapy.Case report: A 58-year-old woman was admitted at our hospital with a one-year history of progressive weakness ...