Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0011p131 | Clinical case reports | ECE2006

Seeking an appropriate sex of rearing in 5 α-reductase deficiency

Iyer S , Thomas RM , Cheetham T

5 α-reductase deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive condition of male psuedohermaphroditism, resulting from mutations of the type 2 isoenzyme 5 α-reductase, crucial in conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosteroneCase report: Baby P is a full term baby, a product of a consanguineous marriage. The baby had ambigous genitalia with a clitoris, minimal glans tissue at the apex of the labial folds, gonads in the labioscrotal folds and a ureth...

ea0011p478 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2006

Functioning adrenocortical carcinoma and the clinical endocrinologist: toxic treatments and poor prognosis

Thomas RM , Bliss R , Richardson D , Johnson S , Turner S , Bennett S , Quinton R

Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare and highly malignant tumour with a poor prognosis with an incidence of 1 – 2 per million population per year. We report 2 cases of functioning ACC.Case 1: An 80 yr old with a history of hypertension, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and cerebrovascular disease presented with leg ulcers, peripheral oedema, tiredness, weight gain, plethora and proximal myopathy. ACTH-independent Cushing’s syndrome was confir...

ea0011p536 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2006

Non-pancreatic carcinoid tumours - prognostic value of proliferative index (Ki67%)

Thomas RM , Bernstone Gay , Johnson S , Manas D , James RA , Perros P

Carcinoid tumours are the commonest neuroendocrine neoplasms (NET) with a prevalence of less than one person per 100,000 population. The proliferative index (Ki67%) has a prognostic relevance for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours, however its value in non-pancreatic NET tumours is unclear. Our retrospective audit was done to look at factors affecting survival. Medical records of 96 patients referred to our clinic since 1999 with a diagnosis of NET tumour (excluding pancreatic ...