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ea0012p58 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFE2006

Conn’s syndrome: should all patients undergo adrenal vein sampling?

Lau JHG , Reznek RH , Matson M , Berney D , Carpenter R , Chew SL , Grossman AB , Jenkins P , Metcalfe KA , Monson JP , Drake WM

Differentiating aldosterone-producing adenomas (APA) from bilateral adrenal hyperplasia (BAH) as a cause of Conn’s syndrome (CS) is crucial for appropriate management. We have prospectively evaluated the relative contributions of PST, adrenal imaging by Computed Tomography (CT) and AVS in the differential diagnosis of CS.We investigated 25 consecutive patients with CS referred to our unit with an identical protocol. Every patient underwent PST, CT a...

ea0019oc39 | Thyroid, reproduction and endocrine tumours | SFEBES2009

Contrasting clinical manifestations of SDH-B and VHL associated chromaffin tumours

Srirangalingam U , Khoo B , Walker L , MacDonald F , Skelly RH , George E , Spooner D , Johnston L , Monson JP , Grossman AB , Akker SA , Drake WM , Pollard PJ , Plowman N , Avril N , Berney DM , Burrin JM , Reznek RH , Kumar VKA , Maher ER , Chew SL

Background: Mutations in succinate dehydrogense-B (SDH-B) or von Hippel Lindau (VHL) genes can result in chromaffin tumours.Objective: To compare the clinical phenotypes of subjects developing chromaffin tumours as a result of SDH-B or VHL mutations.Subjects: Thirty-one subjects with chromaffin tumours. Sixteen subjects had SDH-B gene mutations and 15 subjects had a diagnosis of VHL.<p ...