Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0044ep4 | (1) | SFEBES2016

Failure to suppress TSH in thyroid cancer – could it be Addison’s disease?

Fowler George E , Wadsley Jonathan , Webster Jonathan , Balasubramanian Sabapathy P

Background: Papillary thyroid cancer is the commonest thyroid malignancy. Surgery is first-line treatment, followed by radioiodine and long-term, high dose levothyroxine to suppress TSH.Cortisol is known to suppress TSH secretion by the pituitary, although the mechanism remains unclear. Correspondingly, hypocortisolism may raise TSH levels.Case Summary: A 64 year old woman presented with a right-sided thyroid nodule, normal TSH and...

ea0034p62 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2014

Juvenile granulosa cell tumour of the ovary presenting with hyperprolactinaemic amenorrhoea and galactorrhoea

Iqbal Ahmed , Lubina-Solomon Alexandra , Webster Jonathan

Background: Ovarian granulosa cell tumours are rare, aggressive, hormonally active neoplasms.Case: A 16-year-old, nulliparous, Eastern European woman presented with a 9-month history of secondary amenorrhoea and a 2-month history of galactorrhoea. She denied headache or visual symptoms. Past medical history was unremarkable with menarche at age 14 and a previously normal menstrual cycle. She had never used hormonal contraception. Only medications were pa...

ea0031p76 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2013

Hypernatraemia with reset osmostat associated with secondary hypogonadism

Elhassan Yasir Mohamed , Ross Richard , Webster Jonathan

We report two cases of hypernatraemia with reset osmostat and pituitary dysfunction.A 35-year-old male was referred with GravesÂ’ thyrotoxicosis associated with hypokalaemic periodic paralysis and an incidental serum sodium 154 mmol/l. He complained of polyuria and nocturia but denied excessive thirst and was otherwise well. Height was 193 cm with BMI 29.5. He had gynaecomastia and sparse body hair. He had a small 6 ml right testicle (originally und...

ea0077lb11 | Late Breaking | SFEBES2021

Mass spectrometry imaging for simultaneous analysis of lipid biomarkers, lysophosphatidic acid (LPAs) and lysophosphatidyl choline (LPCs), in fibrotic liver tissue

Khan Shazia , Fallowfield Jonathan , Webster Scott , Andrew Ruth

Autotaxin (ATX) is a secreted enzyme that generates the lipid signalling molecule LPAs from LPCs. The ATX/lPA axis is strongly linked to fibrotic diseases and therapeutic inhibitors are in development. Assessing the balance of LPC/lPA in diseased target tissues is critical to inform pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK-PD) and predict efficacy of ATX inhibitors in vivo. Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) allows concomitant measurement of multiple molecules with histopat...

ea0034p81 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2014

The patient with broken heart

Solomon Alexandra Lubina , Iqbal Ahmed , Harrison Barney , Webster Jonathan , Bennet William

A 58-year-old gentlemen presented with severe neckache, sweating, feeling hot, and cold. PMH included hypertension and MI. On examination, he was clammy, with blood pressure (BP) 205/107 mmHg. Laboratory results showed leucocytosis 28.5 and TroponinT 2002 ng/l (reference range <14.0). ECG showed inferolateral ST depression. CT angiogram showed a normal aorta and a 6 cm right adrenal mass. An echocardiogram showed severe LV impairment and normal valves.<p class="abstext...