Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0048wf2 | Workshop F: Disorders of the parathyroid glands, calcium metabolism and bone | SFEEU2017

Giant parathyroid cyst – a rare cause of severe hypercalcaemia

Rehman Shoib Ur , Pazderska Agnieszka , Van Tornout F. , Pain Simon , Francis Jonathan , Gunda Rohini , Ahluwalia Rupa

Parathyroid cysts (PCs) are rare lesions usually found during exploration of neck and mediastinal masses. Ten percent of PCs can be functional and release parathyroid hormones causing hypercalcemia. Most PCs are small but lesions greater than 1 cm can exert pressure effects on adjacent structures\. Diagnosis can be challenging as PCs can mimic thyroid masses with no focal tracer uptake during most functional imaging modalities. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) can help if coupled ...

ea0021p102 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

DIPNECH: precursor to pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors

Sharma Sanjeev , Vas Prasanth , Van Tornout F , Pendle Kelly , Parkinson Craig

Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is regarded as a precursor to the development of carcinoid tumorlets. It is confined to the neuroendocrine cell of the airway mucosa without penetration through the basement membrane and appears in a diffuse pattern, typically in association with obliterative bronchiolar fibrosis. DIPNECH belongs to the preinvasive lesions defined by the 1999 World Health Organization classification, along with atypical ade...