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ea0029p407 | Clinical case reports - Thyroid/Others | ICEECE2012

Considering familial benign hypocalciuric hypercalcemia on differential diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism

Gouveia S. , Paiva S. , Gomes L. , Ribeiro C. , Vieira A. , Alves M. , Saraiva J. , Moreno C. , Carvalheiro M.

Introduction: Primary hyperparathyroidism is the most common cause for hypercalcemia. Familial benign hypocalciuric hypercalcemia (FBHH) is an unusual autosomal dominant disease. The mutation in the calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) determines a shift to the right in the calcemia set-point that inhibits PTH secretion. Generally asymptomatic, these patients present with mild hypercalcemia and hypophosphatemia, normal or slightly increased PTH levels and hypocalciuria. Daily calci...

ea0029p1391 | Pituitary Clinical | ICEECE2012

Evaluation of clinical presentation, treatment approach and outcome of a cohort of patients with acromegaly: a single centre experience

Gouveia S. , Paiva I. , Ribeiro C. , Vieira A. , Alves M. , Saraiva J. , Moreno C. , Carvalheiro M.

Introduction: Acromegaly is a rare disease with a high morbidity and mortality rate.Our aim was to characterise the population with acromegaly that is currently under supervision at our Department.Materials and methods: We included 104 patients with acromegaly (mean age at the diagnosis 44.0±13.0; with 71.2% females).The referred population was analysed on what concerns disease’s duration, clinical ...

ea0029p878 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ICEECE2012

Metastatic malignant insulinoma

Moreno C. , Rodrigues A. , Gomes L. , Ruas L. , Barros L. , Paiva S. , Vieira A. , Alves M. , Gouveia S. , Saraiva J. , Carvalheiro M.

Introduction: Insulinomas are the most common form of functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET) with an estimated incidence of 1–3/million per year. Less than 10% are malignant and rarely with distant metastases, carrying a poor prognosis.Case report: We report a case of a 73-years-old woman attended at our ER for recurrent syncope, with irrelevant medical history. Several radiology exams were preformed, revealing numerous liver metastases ...

ea0011p703 | Reproduction | ECE2006

Obstetric hazards of maternal obesity

Paiva S , Ruas L , Campos M , Melo M , Guimarães J , Lobo A , Sobral E , Marta E , Cravo A , Carvalheiro M

Introduction and objective: Prevalence of obesity is increasing in fertile women. We aimed to investigate its relation with pregnancy outcome.Methods: A retrospective analysis of 37 obese pregnant women (O group) was undertaken in the Endocrinology/Obstetric Unit, from 1998 to 2004. Control group included 33 pregnant women (C group) with normal body mass index (BMI).Results: Our O and C groups were age matched (O: 27.9±4.35; C...