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ea0049ep350 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2017

A suspicious case of multiple endocrine neoplasia

Pereira Teresa Alves , Furtado Ines , Amado Ana , Ferreira Lia , Almeida Raquel , Palma Isabel

Introduction: Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes are rare entities characterized by the occurrence of tumors involving two or more endocrine glands in a single patient. These syndromes are classified as type 1 or 2 according to specific phenotypic characteristics. MEN2 encompasses three different subtypes: MEN2A, MEN2B and familial medullary thyroid carcinoma. More recently a syndrome related to mutations in the CDKN1B gene has been described – the syndrome of m...

ea0049ep824 | Steroid metabolism + action | ECE2017

Ritonavir induced Cushing’s Syndrome in a patient under inhaled corticosteroids

Pereira Teresa Alves , Furtado Ines , Lopes Ana M , Fonseca Liliana , Palma Isabel

Introduction: Cushing’s Syndrome secondary to inhaled or topic corticosteroids is very rare, although there are reports of a link to cytochrome inhibitors. Ritonavir, a protease inhibitor used for treatment in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, is a potent inhibitor of cytochrome P450 3A4.The case: A 41 years old man - with personal history of asthma, HIV infection diagnosed in 2002 and hepatitis C infection since 1999 – was sent to ...

ea0049gp228 | Thyroid Cancer | ECE2017

Differentiated thyroid cancer – comparison between patients with and without remission

Amado Ana , Gouveia Patricia , Pereira Teresa Alves , Castro Rosa , da Costa Antonio Moreira , Carvalho Andre , Freitas Claudia , Borges Fatima

Introduction: Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is one of the most frequent forms of malignancy. Because of its favourable outcome and low mortality rates, identifying prognostic factors has been a challenge. Several risk stratification systems have been developed. Most of them include demographic and tumour specific features, as well as extrathyroidal extension. Our objective was to compare clinical characteristics between DTC patients with and without remission.<p clas...

ea0056ep15 | Adrenal and Neuroendocrine Tumours | ECE2018

IGF-2-oma: a diagnosis to be considered in a patient with a leiomyosarcoma and recurrent hypoglycemia

Fonseca Liliana , Ferreira Lia , Pereira Teresa Alves , Lopes Ana , Almeida Raquel , Vilaverde Joana , Pereira Maria Teresa , Cardoso Helena

Introduction: Non-islet cell tumor induced hypoglycemia (NICTH) is a paraneoplastic phenomenon involving many types of tumors. It is associated with the secretion of incompletely processed precursors of IGF-2 resulting in a persistent insulin-like activity and hypoglycemia. Most commonly, IGF-2–linked hypoglycemia has been observed in patients with solid mesenchymal or epithelial tumors. Typically, elevated IGF-2 levels are associated with suppressed plasma levels of insu...

ea0049gp229 | Thyroid Cancer | ECE2017

Trends in papillary microcarcinoma prevalence in North of Portugal

Pereira Teresa Alves , Amado Ana , Gouveia Patricia , Castro Rosa , da Costa Antonio Moreira , de Carvalho Andre Couto , Freitas Claudia , Borges Fatima

Introduction and Objectives: The incidence of thyroid cancer has increased worldwide. This increase has been attributed to more diagnosed papillary thyroid microcarcinomas. The purpose of this study was to analyse the growing trend of first appointments in our Thyroid Cancer Unit, namely patients with papillary microcarcinomas.Methods: We performed a retrospective study based on the patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer between 1960 and 2016. We divided...