Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0028p45 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2012

A protocol for avoidance of post-thryoidectomy hypocalcaemia, results of first 12 months’ audit

Alexandre Leo , Pain Simon , Turner Jeremy

Background: Total and completion thyroidectomy are commonly performed operations for the treatment of thyroid disease. Post-operative hypocalcaemia is a frequent complication of this surgery, and is associated with morbidity and prolonged length of stay (LOS).Methods: In January 2010 we introduced a protocol for the avoidance and management of post-operative of hypocalcaemia based on risk-stratification by post-operative PTH levels in patients undergoing...

ea0094p191 | Bone and Calcium | SFEBES2023

Spontaneous remission of hypercalcaemia in PHPT due to necrosis of parathyroid adenoma

Wahid Alam , Turner Jeremy , Pain Simon

Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) affects approximately 0.3% of the UK population. The most frequent cause is solitary parathyroid adenoma, less commonly parathyroid hyperplasia, multiple adenomas, and parathyroid carcinoma. Cinacalcet is a calcimimetic which may be used in treatment of PHPT in certain circumstances. We report here a case of PHPT, treated by Cinacalcet, wherein apparently spontaneous necrosis of a parathyroid adenoma and resolution of hypercalcaemia occurred....

ea0025p72 | Clinical biochemistry | SFEBES2011

Thyroid swelling and tracheal compression: a cautionary tale

Fenech Matthew , MacKay James , Pain Simon , Swords Francesca

A 28-year old Lithuanian woman presented with a 6-week history of firm anterior neck swelling. There were no symptoms of local obstruction, invasion, or thyroid dysfunction, and no past medical history, medication use or relevant family history. On initial assessment, she was euthyroid, with a 6 cm hard mass replacing the right lobe of the thyroid, a 2 cm lymph node lateral to it, but no other lymphadenopathy. No cellular material could be obtained on initial clinical and ultr...

ea0048wf2 | Workshop F: Disorders of the parathyroid glands, calcium metabolism and bone | SFEEU2017

Giant parathyroid cyst – a rare cause of severe hypercalcaemia

Rehman Shoib Ur , Pazderska Agnieszka , Van Tornout F. , Pain Simon , Francis Jonathan , Gunda Rohini , Ahluwalia Rupa

Parathyroid cysts (PCs) are rare lesions usually found during exploration of neck and mediastinal masses. Ten percent of PCs can be functional and release parathyroid hormones causing hypercalcemia. Most PCs are small but lesions greater than 1 cm can exert pressure effects on adjacent structures\. Diagnosis can be challenging as PCs can mimic thyroid masses with no focal tracer uptake during most functional imaging modalities. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) can help if coupled ...