Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0026p625 | Clinical case reports | ECE2011

Testicular microlithisis: how worried should we be?

Matos M J , Freitas P , Carvalho D

Introduction: Gynecomastia is a relatively common reason for consultation, with a high prevalence in the neonatal period, puberty and with aging. The diagnostic approach should be more thorough in normal-weight individuals with recent onset of gynecomastia, rapid growth of breast tissue, or in the setting of a large painful breast. Besides the evaluation of liver function, testosterone, estradiol, LH and β-hCG, testicular ultrasound evaluation is important to exclude test...

ea0026p626 | Clinical case reports | ECE2011

Virilizing ovarian steroid cell tumor: clinical case

Matos M J , Freitas P , Costa M A , Paiva V , Guimaraes M , Lopes J M , Carvalho D

Introduction: Androgen-producing tumors are a rare cause of hyperandrogenism (±0.2%). Ovarian steroid cell tumors represent <0.1% of all ovarian tumors. They may present at any age and in 12–50% of cases are associated with virilization. The majority of these tumors are benign or low-grade malignanies.Clinical case: A 74-year-old female patient, with history of vaginal hysterectomy for genital prolapse at the age of 50, is referred to Endoc...

ea0026p403 | Thyroid (non cancer) | ECE2011

Thyroid nodules in children: review of 67 patients

Mesquita J , Lima S Paco , Matos M J , Neiva F , Pauperio S , Martins S , Costa C , Correia C Castro , Carvalho Davide , Fontoura Manuel

Introduction: Thyroid nodules in children and adolescents are less prevalent, but entail greater risk of malignancy than in adults. Most are asymptomatic because they are associated with normal thyroid function, but their prevalence is increasing due to the incidental diagnosis by neck ultrasound.Aims: To evaluate the characteristics of a pediatric population with thyroid nodules submitted to fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy.Met...

ea0026p699 | Diabetes complications | ECE2011

Gilbert syndrome and diabetes: a perfect union?

Matos M J , Souto S B , Oliveira A I , Silva S , Vinha E , Freitas P , Queiros J , Braga D C , Carvalho D

Introduction: Gilbert syndrome is one of the most common inherited diseases, with a prevalence of 5–7%. It is caused by a mutation in UGT1A1 gene, which is in turn responsible for a deficiency in bilirubin glucuronidation. It courses with unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia, and jaundice may occur in adolescence, after fasting, exercise, or in menses, and also with certain drugs. Individuals with Gilbert syndrome seem to have a reduction in the prevalence of micro- and macrov...

ea0026p720 | Diabetes (epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2011

Diagnostic criteria for glucose homeostasis abnormalities in obese patients: are there any differences?

Mesquita J , Rodrigues P , Nogueira C , Belo S , Esteves C , Matos M J , Varela A , Freitas P , Queiros Joana , Correia Flora , Oliveira Bruno , Ferreira de Almeida Manuel , Guimaraes Joao Tiago , Medina Jose Luis , Carvalho Davide

Introduction: The course of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is insidious and, before its development, other glucose homeostasis abnormalities can be detected: impaired fasting glucose (IFG), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and elevation of HbA1c.Aims: To compare the prevalence of glucose homeostasis abnormalities in obese patients, using diagnostic criteria of American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2009, ADA 2010 and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) 2...