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ea0029p878 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ICEECE2012

Metastatic malignant insulinoma

Moreno C. , Rodrigues A. , Gomes L. , Ruas L. , Barros L. , Paiva S. , Vieira A. , Alves M. , Gouveia S. , Saraiva J. , Carvalheiro M.

Introduction: Insulinomas are the most common form of functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET) with an estimated incidence of 1–3/million per year. Less than 10% are malignant and rarely with distant metastases, carrying a poor prognosis.Case report: We report a case of a 73-years-old woman attended at our ER for recurrent syncope, with irrelevant medical history. Several radiology exams were preformed, revealing numerous liver metastases ...

ea0029p128 | Adrenal medulla | ICEECE2012

Pheochromocytoma in neurofibromatosis type 1

Moreno C. , Bastos M. , Ruas L. , Vieira A. , Alves M. , Gouveia S. , Saraiva J. , Carvalheiro M.

IntroductionNeurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) is a relatively frequent syndrome, with an estimated incidence of 1/3000 per year. Patients with NF-1 are at an approximately fourfold higher risk of developing tumors than the general population, most frequently gastrointestinal stromal tumors, central nervous system tumors and endocrine tumors. Pheochromocytoma may occur in about 1% of these patients.Case report: We report a 56-year-old...

ea0011p703 | Reproduction | ECE2006

Obstetric hazards of maternal obesity

Paiva S , Ruas L , Campos M , Melo M , Guimarães J , Lobo A , Sobral E , Marta E , Cravo A , Carvalheiro M

Introduction and objective: Prevalence of obesity is increasing in fertile women. We aimed to investigate its relation with pregnancy outcome.Methods: A retrospective analysis of 37 obese pregnant women (O group) was undertaken in the Endocrinology/Obstetric Unit, from 1998 to 2004. Control group included 33 pregnant women (C group) with normal body mass index (BMI).Results: Our O and C groups were age matched (O: 27.9±4.35; C...

ea0029p1624 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ICEECE2012

Hyperthyroidism in patients with acute atrial fibrillation attended at an emergency room

Moreno C. , Esperto H. , Silva N. , Fonseca I. , Ruas L. , Vieira A. , Alves M. , Sofia G. , Saraiva J. , Nascimento Costa J. , Carvalheiro M.

Introduction: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac complication of hyperthyroidism, with significant mortality and morbidity resulting from embolic events. In patients who attend at an emergency room (ER) with acute AF, the thyroid hormones aren’t usually evaluated given the low prevalence of hyperthyroidism in the general population.Aims: To assess the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in adult patients who presented at an ER with ac...