Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0026p417 | Thyroid (non cancer) | ECE2011

Thyroid hormone levels are associated with body composition in healthy men

Roef G , Guillemaere S , Vandewalle S , De Naeyer H , Taes Y , Kaufman J-M

Introduction: Thyroid disorders affect body composition; however, few studies have addressed the effect of variation of thyroid hormone status within the euthyroid range on body composition. Therefore, we investigated the relationship between indices of thyroid status and body composition in a population of euthyroid men.Methods: Healthy male siblings (n=677, 25–45 years, mean BMI 25.2) were recruited in a cross-sectional, population-based st...

ea0097022 | Section | BES2023

Primary infertility: a rare presentation of adrenocortical carcinoma

S Desmedt , Vijver A Van De , E Van Caenegem , S Vandewalle

Background: Adrenocortical carcinomas (ACC) are rare and aggressive endocrine tumours with an annual incidence of 1 to 2 per million.(1) Frequently, patients present with signs of hormonal excess. The majority are cortisol excreting carcinomas, followed by aldosterone or androgen excess.(2) Estrogen secreting ACC are extremely rare. We present a case of estradiol and progesterone excess in primary infertility caused by an ACC.Cas...

ea0029p160 | Bone & Osteoporosis | ICEECE2012

Bone cross-sectional geometry and strength parameters at the radius by pQCT in male obese adolescents

Vandewalle S. , Roggen I. , Van Helvoirt M. , Debode P. , Taes Y. , Kaufman J. , De Schepper J.

Introduction: Male gender, adolescence and obesity are known risk factors for upper limb fractures, although the mechanism by which obesity confers the increased fracture risk is unknown. In addition, most studies investigating the influence of body fat mass on bone in adolescents have been performed in school based populations using the DXA technique, which does not take into account the material and geometric bone properties.Methods: We investigated vo...

ea0029p405 | Clinical case reports - Thyroid/Others | ICEECE2012

Pubertal induction with testosterone of a boy with bilateral anorchia guided by the development of his monozygotic twin brother

Van Caenegem E. , Vandewalle S. , Wierckx K. , Taes Y. , Kaufman J. , Craen M. , T'Sjoen G.

Introduction: We describe a monozygotic twin pair, of which one boy was diagnosed with anorchia. Both were followed-up till age 17.Case report: At birth, in one twin 46 XY boy (A), testes were not palpable while his brother (B) was unaffected. Stimulation with human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) and orchidopexia were unsuccessful at age 3. A second hCG-stimulation test was performed at age 8, where serum testosterone response failed to increase. No testi...