Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0070aep692 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2020

Quantitative bone assessment by radiofrequency echographic multi-spectrometry (REMS) in patients with acromegaly – a preliminary study

Halupczok-Żyła Jowita , Rolla Małgorzata , Jawiarczyk-Przybyłowska Aleksandra , Kolackov Katarzyna , Bolanowski Marek

Introduction: Acromegaly is a rare diseaseresulting most commonly from pituitary adenoma. A chronic increase of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like factor 1 (IGF-1) leads to many systemic complications including osteoporosis and fractures. Radiofrequency echographic multi-spectrometry (REMS) is a new non-ionizing technique to diagnose osteoporosis.Purpose: The objective of the study was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) by REMS in patient...

ea0070aep978 | Thyroid | ECE2020

Large ‘forgotten goiter’ in the thoracic cavity – a case report

Paczkowska Katarzyna , Rolla Małgorzata , Elbaum Michał , Jędrzejuk Diana , Bolanowski Marek , Daroszewski Jacek

Introduction: ‘Forgotten goiter’ is defined as a mediastinal thyroid mass discovered after total thyroidectomy. It is a rare clinical finding, usually asymptomatic.Case report: 88-years old woman was admitted to the Endocrinology Department with a suspicion of the retrosternal goiter. In her medical history there was thyroidectomy performed 16 years before because of multinodular goiter and she had recurrent lower respiratory tract infections...

ea0070aep689 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2020

Trabecular bone score as a useful tool for assessment of fracture risk in acromegaly

Jawiarczyk-Przybyłowska Aleksandra , Halupczok-Żyła Jowita , Syrycka Joanna , Rolla Małgorzata , Zembska Agnieszka , Kubicka Eliza , Bolanowski Marek

Acromegaly is a rare disease, caused by an excessive secretion of growth hormone (GH), and consequently the insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Patients with acromegaly have an increased risk of fractures, which might be correlated with insufficient quality of bone. It is known that use of FRAX in acromegaly is not validated, however we do not have other useful tools to assess real risk for fractures. The new valuable tool in the assessment of bone structure is the trabecula...