Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0049ep41 | Adrenal cortex (to include Cushing's) | ECE2017

Silent pheochromocitoma – a rare case of adrenal incidentaloma

Martins Ana Filipa , Vale Sonia do , Martins Joao Martin

Introduction: Pheochromocytomas are rare tumors arising from adrenomedullary chromaffin cells. Pheochromocytomas are a serious clinical condition and undiagnosed cases are associated with increased unexpected cardiovascular mortality.Case report: A female Caucasian patient aged 52-year-old was referred to the endocrine department of a public central hospital because of an incidental right adrenal mass first found 3 years before during the work out of non...

ea0049ep96 | Adrenal medulla | ECE2017

Paraganglioma and Fallot Tetralogy: case report

Martins Ana Filipa , Martins Joao Martin , do Vale Sonia

Introduction: Catecholamine secreting tumors are rare neoplasias. About 15% are paragangliomas. If untreated, they are almost invariably lethal. Surgery is the only curative therapy.Case report: A female caucasian patient aged 32 was evaluated in the endocrine department. She had a dramatic medical history: Fallot’s Tetralogy was diagnosed soon after birth but was not corrected. Only a Blalock-Taussing shunt was performed after three isquemic stroke...

ea0049ep281 | Calcium & Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2017

Fahr Syndrome and idiopathic primary hipoparathyroidism – clinical case

Martins Ana Filipa , Martins Joao Martin , do Vale Sonia

Introduction: Fahr syndrome (FS) is a neuropsiquiatric condition due to progressive basal ganglia calcification. Although physiopathology is not completely understood, it may be secondary to infectious, metabolic and genetic diseases.Case report: A 65-year-old male Caucasian was referred to the outpatient endocrine department because of hypocalcaemia. No perioral paresthesia or tingling of the fingers and toes were noticed. He complained of longstanding ...

ea0049ep853 | Clinical case reports - Pituitary/Adrenal | ECE2017

Ocult Cushing syndrome: (adicional) difficulties in hypercortisolism approach

Martins Ana Filipa , Martins Joao Martin , Vale Sonia Do

Introduction: Cushing syndrome (CS) result from inappropriate exposure to increased non regulated glucocorticoid levels. It remains challenging regarding diagnosis and management. Pituitary ACTH-secreting adenomas account for most of the cases if exogenous and paraneoplasic forms are excluded.Case report: A 45-year-old women was referred to the endocrine outpatient department because of obesity, muscular weakness, high blood pressure (HBP), diabetes ...

ea0035p56 | Adrenal cortex | ECE2014

Takotsubo cardiomyopapthy and panhypopituitarism: case report

Martins Ana Filipa , Martins Joao Martin , Vale Sonia do , Gomes Ana Raquel , Placido Rui

Introduction: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SICM) is a rare condition. Even more rare cases associated with glucocorticoid deficiency have been described.Case report: AAGM, a 74-year-old man was admitted to the inpatient Endocrine Department because of suspected panhypopituitarism. Six months before the diagnosis of SICM was established after an acute coronary syndrome episode with no lesions found in coronary angiography and...

ea0035p63 | Adrenal Medulla | ECE2014

Asymptomatic catecholamine-producing tumours in Von Hipple–Lindau disease

Martins Ana Filipa , Martins Joao Martin , Vale Sonia do , Gomes Ana Raquel

Introduction: Von Hippel–Lindau disease (VHLD) is an autosomal dominant neoplastic syndrome characterized by the development of multiple cancers and cists, including pheochromocytoma and islet cell tumors. Screening is mandatory for family members of index cases.Case report: A 23-year-old male Caucasian was referred to Endocrine Department because of the recent genetic diagnosis of VHLD during familiar screening. The mutation c.482G>A(p.Arg161GI...

ea0035p250 | Clinical case reports Pituitary/Adrenal | ECE2014

Hyponatremia and diabetes insipidus: a case report

Gomes Ana Coelho , Martins Joao Martin , do Vale Sonia , Martins Ana Filipa

Introduction: Hyponatremia is defined as a serum sodium level of <135 mEq/l and it is considered severe when the serum level is below 125 mEq/l. In patients with diabetes insipidus treated with desmopressin, it is usually secondary to desmopressin overmedication.Case report: A 79-year-old man, with a past history of post traumatic central diabetes insipidus treated with desmopressin. The patient had multiple admissions to the hospital due to hyponatr...

ea0032p144 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2013

Primary hypoparathyroidism and autoimmune endocrine disorders

Martins Ana , Martins Joao Martin , Vale Sonia , Gomes Ana , Miltenberger-Miltenyi Gabriel , Carmo Isabel

Introduction: Primary hypoparathyroidism (PH) is a rare condition. After surgery and chronic alcoholism, an autoimmune disease is the most common etiology and must specifically be considered in the context of a patient with other autoimmune endocrine diseases.Case report: MASD a male caucasian patient aged 31, was admitted to the emergency department because of perioral and hand paresthesias, and carpal spasm, in the context of a generalized anxiety reac...

ea0032p692 | Neuroendocrinology | ECE2013

DHEA and cortisol response to working memory

Vale Sonia , Selinger Lenka , Martins Joao Martin , Gomes Ana , Bicho Manuel , Carmo Isabel , Escera Carles

Introduction: Several studies reported DHEA relations to memory and cognition improvement. An anti-cortisol action may contribute to those relations. The effect of working memory (WM) on DHEA levels is unknown. We studied DHEA and cortisol reactivity in humans after a WM stimulus with simultaneous distraction.Subjects and methods: Twenty eight healthy female volunteers (18–26 years old) were presented a well-established auditory-visual distraction t...

ea0035p318 | Clinical case reports Thyroid/Others | ECE2014

Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia due to primary hyperparathyroidism: a case report

Gomes Ana Coelho , Vale Sonia do , Cruz Diogo , Martins Joao Martin , Martins Ana Filipa , Tavares Filipa , Santos Vera Costa , Colaco Ines , Pereira Guilherme , Guimaraes Tatiana , Oliveira Anabela

Introduction: Cardiovascular changes are rare but life-threatening consequences of primary hyperparathyroidism.Case report: A 53-year-old man, with past and family history of peptic ulcer, presenting with coronary heart disease and ischemic and dilated cardiomyopathy, treated with cardiac resynchronization. He was admitted to the emergency room due to sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (MVT). Laboratory tests revealed primary hyperparathyroidi...