Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0034p11 | Bone | SFEBES2014

Unusual cause of hypocalcemia

Pelluri Lavanya , Hariman Christian , Murthy Narasimha

Introduction: We present a rare cause of hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia and implications of the same during pregnancy.Case report: A 22-year-old primigravida was referred to the antenatal endocrine clinic with a longstanding history of hypoparathyroidism with hypocalcaemia. She had short stature and extended digits relative to her height. She has been taking alfacalcidol 0.5 μg once a day and adcal D3 tablets and blood tests revealed low normal...

ea0034p384 | Thyroid | SFEBES2014

Mis-management of medullary thyroid carcinoma leads to investigation of a non existent phaechromocytoma

Hariman Christian , Pelluri Lavanya , O'Weickert Martin

Introduction: Phaeochromocytoma is a rare condition. It presents with non-specific symptoms of palpitations, headache and hypertension. Such symptoms in a patient with background of previous medullary thyroid carcinoma cannot be ignored and would warrant further investigation to exclude MEN II.Case report: A 45-year-old gentleman presents with labile hypertension, headaches and palpitations. He has a history of a recurrent medullary thyroid carcinoma pre...

ea0034p152 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2014

Cushing's disease with hepatic adrenal rests

Border Daniel , Aftab Saboor , Pelluri Lavanya , Barber Thomas , Randeva Harpal

We present the case of a 58-year-old woman who presented 30 years ago. She was noted to have abdominal obesity, moon-face and skin bruising/thinning, as well as hypertension. Serum cortisol was elevated and she was presumed to have Cushing’s disease (although we have no record of dynamic tests or imaging from the time of her original presentation). Owing to her desire for future fertility, she underwent bilateral adrenalectomy at the age of 31 years. She received hydrocor...

ea0028p243 | Pituitary | SFEBES2012

Acute Management of Pituitary Apoplexy: Experience in 70 consecutive cases

Jose Biju , Pelluri Lavanya , Mitchell Rosalind , Gittoes Neil , Ayuk John

Introduction: Pituitary apoplexy is an uncommon medical emergency with a reported incidence in pituitary adenomas of 2–7%. UK guidelines on the management of pituitary apoplexy have recently been published. On this background we analysed the management of pituitary apoplexy at a single tertiary centre.Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed to evaluate clinical presentation, management and clinical outcomes in a cohort of patients, who prese...