Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0025p168 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFEBES2011

Ectopic ACTH syndrome: experience of a tertiary referral centre: from diagnosis to outcome

Veloza Andreia , Ntali Georgia , Wass John , Karavitaki Niki

Introduction: Ectopic Cushing’s syndrome (ECS) accounts for approximately 10% cases of Cushing’s syndrome. Its recognition may be delayed and its diagnosis and treatment remain challenging.Aim: To analyze the clinical, biochemical, radiological features, as well as the outcome of patients with ECS presenting in a tertiary referral centre.Material and methods: The records of patients with ECS followed presenting in our Dep...

ea0020p533 | Paediatric Endocrinology | ECE2009

Prevalence of autoimmune thyroiditis in children with diabetes mellitus

Veloza Andreia , Coelho Catarina , Manita Isabel , Cordeiro Maria , Passos Dolores , Raimundo Luisa , Portugal Jorge

Introduction: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) is frequently associated with other autoimmune diseases. Among children and adolescents, thyroid disease is the most common autoimmune endocrinopathy. The possibility of occult thyroid disease should be considered at diagnosis and when a patient is assessed at the annual review.Objective: The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of autoimmune thyroiditis among children and adolescents with type 1 d...

ea0035p247 | Clinical case reports Pituitary/Adrenal | ECE2014

Spindle cell oncocytoma: a new presentation of a rare disease

da Silva Tiago Nunes , Pereira Bernardo Dias , Luiz Henrique Vara , Veloza Andreia , Matos Ana Catarina , Portugal Jorge

Spindle cell oncocytoma (SCO) is a rare entity with just 18 cases reported in the literature. It was first described in 2002 and was codified as a separate diagnostic entity in the 2007 WHO classification of brain tumours. SCO is a nonadenomatous sellar neoplasm with rich vascularization and intra and supra-sellar infiltration. Usual clinical presentation consists of headache, visual field defects and pan-hypopituitarism. The preoperative diagnosis is difficult due to a lack o...

ea0014p480 | (1) | ECE2007

Bartter syndrome – a case of secondary hyperaldosteronism

Manita Isabel , Veloza Andreia , Coelho Catarina , Saraiva Catarina , Passos Dolores , Cordeiro Maria , Raimundo Luísa , Portugal Jorge

Introduction: Bartter syndrome represents a set of closely related autosomal recessive renal tubular disorders characterised by hypokalemia, hypochloremia, metabolic alkalosis and hyperreninemia with normal blood pressure. The underlying abnormality results in excessive urinary losses of sodium, chloride and potassium. Bartter syndrome is classified into 3 main clinical variants: neonatal Bartter syndrome, classic syndrome and Gitelman syndrome.Case repo...

ea0035p58 | Adrenal Medulla | ECE2014

Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas: association between tumor size and measurements of metanephrines and catecholamines

Luiz Henrique Vara , Silva Tiago Nunes da , Pereira Bernardo Dias , Veloza Andreia , Matos Ana Catarina , Manita Isabel , Cordeiro Maria Carlos , Raimundo Luisa , Portugal Jorge

Introduction: Pheochromocytomas (PHEO) and paragangliomas (PGL) are rare catecholamine-secreting tumors. Some authors proposed that there is a positive linear relationship between tumor size and measurements of metanephrines and an absence of association with catecholamine levels.Objectives: To review and characterize patients diagnosed with PHEO and PGL in Garcia de Orta Hospital. To determine the relationship between tumor size and measurements of urin...

ea0032p1022 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2013

IgG4-related Hashimoto's thyroiditis: an emerging variant of a well known disease

Luiz Henrique , Goncalves Diogo , Pereira Bernardo , da Silva Tiago , Veloza Andreia , Matos Catarina , Manita Isabel , Cordeiro Maria , Raimundo Luisa , Oliveira Ana , Brito Maria , Portugal Jorge

Introduction: IgG4-related Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is a very recently reported entity, characterized by thyroid inflammation rich in IgG4-positive plasma cells associated with marked fibrosis. It may be part of the systemic IgG4-related sclerosing disease and is associated with younger age, lower female:male ratio, higher levels of thyroid autoantibodies, low echogenicity on ultrasound (US), rapid progress requiring surgery and more subclinical hypothyroidism, when c...