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ea0016p298 | Endocrine tumours | ECE2008

Cyclic Cushing disease: clinical case

Santos Jacinta , Baptista Carla , Paiva Isabel , Rito Manuel , Carvalheiro Manuela

Cyclic Cushing’s disease is a rare situation due to episodic hypersecretion of ACTH. Suspicion is raised when strong clinical stigmata occur, with normal basal values of cortisol and normal responses to dynamic tests. After performing several tests, particularly during phases without symptoms (well-being), the probability of successful diagnosis increases.We describe the case of a 33 years old female patient with full-blown clinical picture (weight ...

ea0022p552 | Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Incidentally found nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas: should we suspect them earlier?

Gomes Leonor , Paiva Isabel , Ribeiro Cristina , Santos Jacinta , Vieira Alexandra , Martinho Mariana , Alves Marcia , Gouveia Sofia , Rito Manuel , Belo Francisco , Rebelo Olinda , Carvalheiro Manuela

Background: Nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas are commonly diagnosed as large tumors. Most are detected incidentally during imaging studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical presentation, characteristics and outcome of nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas incidentally (NFPMI) discovered.Methods: Twenty-seven patients (mean age 58.9 years, 45–82; 18 males:9 females) with NFPMI were studied. They represent 13.1% of NFPM followed in our...