Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0038p343 | Pituitary | SFEBES2015

An unusual cause of headache in pregnancy

Htay T , Bedford J , Harvie M , Dassan P , Mehta S R

A 35-year-old lady was admitted at 24 weeks gestation with a 3–4 weeks history of persistent severe, left sided headaches associated with vomiting but not with visual disturbance. She had a prior history of migraines. However, her current headaches were very different in character. On examination her Glasgow Coma score was 15. There was no neck stiffness or photophobia. Visual fields and fundoscopy was normal. She was haemodynamically stable. Magnetic resonance imaging (M...

ea0018p22 | (1) | MES2008

Primary adrenocortical insufficiency despite a ‘normal’ short synacthen test

Mehta S R , Field B C T , Chaudhri O B , Shaikh H , Morganstein D L , Martin N M , Hatfield E C I , Meeran K

A 60-year-old gentleman who had previously undergone a right nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma was admitted electively for a left adrenalectomy due to metastatic disease. Prior to this he had been treated with immunotherapy (Sunitinib) and radiotherapy for pulmonary and bony metastases respectively. He was given perioperative cover with hydrocortisone. A short synacthen test (SST) performed the morning after discontinuing hydrocortisone showed a baseline cortisol of 406 nmo...