Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0031p279 | Pituitary | SFEBES2013

Pituitary apoplexy and aortic dissection

Mudaliar R N , Golash A , Kaushal K , Howell S J

Introduction: Pituitary apoplexy is a rare but life threatening clinical syndrome characterised by acute neuro-ophthalmological features caused by haemorrhage and/or infarction of the pituitary gland. Although many precipitating factors are known, most apoplectic episodes occur spontaneously.Case: A 59-year-old gentleman presented in 2005 with a 12-month history of bitemporal hemianopia. An MR scan revealed a pituitary macroadenoma. When he was reviewed ...

ea0031p274 | Pituitary | SFEBES2013

Hypopituitarism presenting with features of stiff person syndrome

Mudaliar R N , Wilson S , Howell S J , Shaunak S , Kaushal K

Introduction: Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a progressive neurological disorder characterized by fluctuating stiffness and rigidity in both axial and limb muscles. Stiff leg syndrome, an SPS variant mainly affecting limb muscles, is emerging as a distinct identity. The cause of SPS is unknown but an autoimmune pathogenesis is suspected. There are a few reported cases of hypopituitarism presenting with features suggestive of SPS.Case: A 66-year-old woman...