Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0009p215 | Clinical | BES2005

Pituitary tumours coexisting with meningioma and astrocytoma - description of 4 cases in unirradiated patients

Palin S , Gittoes N

Pituitary radiotherapy (RT) causes hypopituitarism that is associated with a doubling in standardised mortality ratio. Other potential complications of pituitary RT are less clearly defined. Retrospective observational studies have estimated the risks of secondary intracranial tumour formation to be as high as 1-2% following conventional pituitary RT but these figures have been calculated against background normal population data. The majority of cases of intracranial tumors f...

ea0019p188 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFEBES2009

Perioperative stabilization of hyperparathyroidism with cinacalcet

Balakrishna P Rao , Robinson A , Hargreaves S , Yeung G , Selby P , Palin S

Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) can be isolated or a part of MEN especially in the younger patient. We report a 20-year lady presenting in early July-08 with vomiting, abdominal pain and general ill-health. On admission she was pale and dehydrated, with Hb 10.1 g/dl, urea 9.1 mmol/l, creatinine 105 μmol/l, alkaline phosphatase 1568 μ/l (30–130 μ/l) and adjusted calcium 3.92 mmol/l. Her sister reportedly has been investigated in a different hospital for PH...