Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0026p438 | Thyroid (non cancer) | ECE2011

An unusual organ involvement in Werner syndrome: thyroid atrophy

Altay Mustafa , Colbay Mehmet , Toruner Fusun Balos , Akturk Mujde , Sancar Erkam , Cakir Nuri , Arslan Metin

Introduction: Werner syndrome (WS) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by premature aging, skin changes, gray hair, alopecia, muscle atrophy, osteoporosis, and cataracts and has a high frequency of association with rare neoplasms. In addition, some endocrinological abnormalities were manifested in this rare disease, such as hypogonadism, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia. Atrophic changes of organs and systems such as skin, brain and genital organs were reported. H...

ea0020p74 | Thyroid | ECE2009

The effect of overt and subclinical hypothyroidism on the development of nondipper blood pressure pattern

Inal Salih , Karakoc Mehmet Ayhan , Kan Erdal , Toruner Fusun Balos , Aslan Metin

‘Nondippers’ are individuals with absence of anticipated nocturnal decrease in blood pressure (BP) and increased incidence of target organ damage. The pathogenesis of nondipper hypertension is not clear at present. We aimed to investigate the effect of overt and subclinical hypothyroidism on the development of nondipper blood pressure pattern via 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. One hundred and nine normotensive patients with overt and subclinical hypoth...

ea0056p1085 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2018

High endocan level is associated with Graves’ disease

Aksan Sami , Yalcin Mehmet Muhittin , Altinova Alev Eroglu , Akturk Mujde , Toruner Fusun Balos

Endocan has been suggested as a marker for endothelial dysfunction. Some evidence exists that Graves’ disease may be associated with impaired endothelial function. The aim of the study was to evaluate serum endocan, endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) in patients with Graves’ disease. Thirty one newly diagnosed patients with Graves’ disease and 31 healthy volunteers with similar age and sex were examined. Serum endocan, VEG...

ea0037ep802 | Pituitary: clinical | ECE2015

A case of idiopathic granulomatous hypopysitis that was initially treated as a prolactinoma

Arslan Ismail Emre , Yalcin Mehmet Muhittin , Cakir Nuri , Altinova Alev Eroglu , Yetkin Ilhan , Akturk Mujde , Toruner Fusun Balos , Arslan Metin

Idiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis is a very rare inflammatory disease of the pituitary gland. Primary hypophysitis represents a difficult diagnostic challenge because it can imitate pituitary adenomas clinically and radiologically. The diagnosis is usually made histologically by hypophysectomy. We herein present a rare case of idiopathic granulomatous hypopysitis diagnosed primarily by pituitary biopsy.Case: A 50-year-old female patient presented wit...

ea0037ep912 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2015

Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), soluble lectin-like oxidized ldl receptor 1 (SLOX-1) and ankle brachial index in short term overt hypothyroidism

Ozkan Cigdem , Akturk Mujde , Altinova Alev Eroglu , Cerit Ethem Turgay , Gulbahar Ozlem , Yalcin Mehmet Muhittin , Cakir Nuri , Toruner Fusun Balos

Cardiovascular deleterious effects of short term hypothyroidism are not well known. We aimed to investigate proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), soluble lectin-like oxidized LDL receptor 1 (sLOX-1) and ankle brachial index (ABI) in patients with thyroid cancer with short term overt hypothyroidism due to thyroid hormone withdrawal (THW). Twenty-one patients who require radioactive iodine (RAI) ablation or RAI scan and thirty-six age, sex, BMI similar euthyroid...

ea0037ep982 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2015

Co-occurrence of Graves' disease and immune thyrombocytopenia: a case report

Yalcin Mehmet Muhittin , Arslan Emre , Toruner Fusun Balos , Altinova Alev , Akturk Mujde , Dumludag Burak , Yagci Munci , Yetkin Ilhan , Arslan Metin

Also cytopenies can be established in the evaluation of Graves’ disease (GD), isolated thrombocytopenia is very rare. Here, we present a case of immune thrombocytopenia incidentally found in the evaluation of GD. A 48-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with palpitation and anxiousness. The thyroid function tests were concordant with thyrotoxicosis. She had two subcentimetre nodules in the right thyroid lobe. Thyroid gland had increased iodine uptake. And thyroid...

ea0035p721 | Neuroendocrinology | ECE2014

Multiple endocrine neoplasia presenting with a novel mutation on menin gene

Yalcin Mehmet Muhittin , Cerit Ethem Turgay , Ozkan Cigdem , Sare Mustafa , Yesilyurt Ahmet , Toruner Fusun Balos , Yetkin Ilhan

Introduction: Mutations on menin gene are associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1.Case report: Thirty-five year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital with history of recurrent syncope episodes for 5 years which were attributed to hypoglycemia. In physical examination, he had obesity and multiple papillamatous skin lesions on his abdominal region. He had no family history of similar symptoms. His laboratory eveluation was consistent wi...

ea0035p1030 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2014

Infliximab-induced destructive thyroiditis followed by hypothyroidism: a case report

Ozkan Cigdem , Altinova Alev Eroglu , Cerit Ethem Turgay , Yalcin Mehmet Muhittin , Toruner Fusun Balos , Akturk Mujde , Cakir Nuri

Introduction: Infliximab is a tumour necrosis factor (TNF) α inhibitor and used for the treatment of psoriasis. Herein, we report a case of destructive thyroiditis accompanied by transient thyrotoxicosis resulting from the infliximab therapy for the treatment of psoriasis.Case report: A 57-year-old man suffered from psoriasis and was treated with infliximab therapy for 4 years. Thyroid function tests were normal before infliximab therapy. When the p...

ea0020p159 | Thyroid | ECE2009

Three cases with thyroid lymphoma

Yilmaz Banu Aktas , Kan Erdal , Toruner Fusun Balos , Karakoc Ayhan , Benekli Mustafa , Cakir Nuri , Buyukberber Suleyman , Arslan Metin

Thyroid lymphomas are very rare diseases of the thyroid.We present three patients with thyroid lymphoma administered our department last year. Two of the patients presented with rapidly enlarging neck mass with pressure symptoms, and the other was diagnosed during the evaluation of a thyroid nodule. Two patients had the Hashimoto’s thyroiditis diagnosis. All the patients underwent surgery, since no exact diagnosis could be established with fine feed...

ea0056p467 | Diabetes complications | ECE2018

Hypoglycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in geriatric population

Okay Damla , Altinova Alev Eroglu , Bolayir Basak , Deniz Olgun , Kaya Ayse , Akturk Mujde , Goker Berna , Toruner Fusun Balos

Introduction: Hypoglycemia is a complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) with high morbidity and mortality. Risk of hypoglycemia is affected by the type and duration of DM, use of insulin or oral antidiabetic agents, dietary habits and comorbidities. In this study, we aimed to understand frequency and causes of hypoglycemia in patients with type 2 DM in Turkish population and especially collect data about hypoglycemia in geriatric population.Methods: Betwe...