Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0038p315 | Pituitary | SFEBES2015

Expression of MGMT in a large series of pituitary adenomas: lactotroph and corticotroph adenomas are more likely to be MGMT-negative than somatotroph and gonadotroph adenomas

Dixon Danielle A , Xekouki Paraskevi , Salaris Paola , Mustafa Omar , Prague Julia , Abbas Nadeem , Whitelaw Benjamin , Bodi Istvan , Aylwin Simon J B

Background: Lack of expression of MGMT (O-6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase) is associated with a better tumour response to temozolomide. There are no systematic studies of MGMT expression in pituitary tumour series.Aim: We introduced MGMT immunohistochemistry for all pituitary adenoma specimens in 2011. In this study we investigated the immunohistochemical expression of MGMT in a large series of pituitary adenomas, in order to determine (1) the over...

ea0031p158 | Neoplasia, cancer and late effects | SFEBES2013

Pituitary metasases: patients presenting with cranial nerve palsies and diabetes insipidus: a single centre experience

Salaris Paola , Kordbacheh Tiana , Whitelaw Ben , Mustafa Omar , Visca Anna , Thomas Nick , Bullock Peter , Barazi Sinan , Landau David , King Andrew , Hampton Timothy , Gilbert Jackie , McGregor Alan , Aylwin Simon

Background: Pituitary metastases are a rare complication of systemic malignancy. The most common presentations of pituitary masses include visual field defects, headaches, and hypopituitarism, but cranial nerve palsies and diabetes insipidus are also recognised although unusual. We aimed to determine if these were more frequently associated with pituitary metastasis.Methods: We conducted a review of 944 patients undergoing pituitary surgery from a teachi...

ea0031p107 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2013

Unusual presentations of adrenocortical tumours

Mustafa Omar , Whitelaw Ben , Jenkins Rebeka , Kordbacheh Tiana , Salaris Paola , Manu Chris , Taylor Norman , Sherwood Roy , Vivian Gill , Lewis Dylan , Schulte Klaus-Martin , Diaz-Cano Salvador , Gilbert Jackie , McGregor Alan , Aylwin Simon

Background: Adrenocortical tumours (adenoma or carcinoma) present in well-recognised ways: hormones excess (Cushing’s, Conn’s, virilisation) or hormonally silent with symptoms of mass effect, or found incidentally on imaging. We present 3 cases of adrenal tumours, referred to our regional adrenal multidisciplinary meeting with unusual presenting features.Case 1: post-menopausal bleeding: A previously well 57-year-old female presented with vagin...