Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0035p1066 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2014

MRI evaluation of extraocular muscles in patients with Grave's orbitopathy

Tsirouki Theodora , Valvis Nikolaos , Tsironi Evaggelia , Koukoulis Georgios N , Kapsalaki Eftychia , Bargiota Alexandra

Background: Clinical evaluation of Graves’ orbitopathy (GO) is often insufficient. Frequently it is difficult to decide whether a case of GO is active, or to detect the degree of severity. STIR sequence MRI suppresses signal from fat and thus in the orbits can also detect active inflammation and oedema of extra-ocular muscles (EOMs). The aim of the present study is to examine whether imaging of rectus EOMs with STIR MRI could provide additional information for the activit...

ea0016p112 | Clinical cases | ECE2008

Children with growth retardation due to Rathke cleft cyst

Petrou Vassilios , Papachilleos Petros , Valvis Nikolaos , Ioannidis Dimitrios , Tertipi Athanasia , Georgoulas Thomas , Chadjiathanasiou Charalambos , Papathanasiou Asteroula

Rathke cleft cysts (RCCs) are non-neoplastic sellar lesions derived from remnants of Rathke’s pouch, and mostly asymptomatic. Symptomatic RCCs occur usually in middle-age, are >1 cm, and cause pituitary hypofunction, diabetes insipidus, hyperprolactinemia or visual impairment. In children, RCCs are rare and usually asymptomatic. However, symptomatic cases may present with growth retardation and diabetes insipidus. We report two children with symptomatic RCC manifestin...