Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0019p390 | Thyroid | SFEBES2009

The management of thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology samples reported as benign (Thy2): an audit of practice at a teaching hospital

Whitelaw B , Augustin Y , Lo Q , Gilbert J

Introduction: Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is used, in conjunction with clinical assessment and imaging, to assess thyroid nodules for suspected malignancy. Cytological assessment of FNA samples involves both a text report and classification into a diagnostic category Thy1–Thy 5. The cytological category Thy 2 describes a FNA sample assessed to be non-neoplastic. Current BTA guidelines recommend two FNA samples, 3–6 months apart, are obtained to exclude neoplasia.</p...

ea0029p1522 | Pituitary Clinical | ICEECE2012

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome due to a functioning gonadotroph adenoma

Mohandas C. , Mustafa O. , Prague J. , Whitelaw B. , Thomas N. , King A. , Aylwin S B.

Background: Gonadotroph adenomas usually present as non-functioning pituitary adenomas.We describe a patient with a functioning gonadotroph adenoma presenting with ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: an exceptionally rare presentation of pituitary disease.Case history: A 26-year-old female presented with a 10-year history of worsening lower abdominal pain, bloating, dysmenorrhea and irregular periods in 2006. She was found by ultrasound to have multiple o...

ea0029p345 | Clinical case reports - Pituitary/Adrenal | ICEECE2012

Delayed presentation of late onset CSF rhinorrhoea following dopamine agonist therapy for giant prolactinoma

Prague J. , Mustafa O. , Ward C. , Manu C. , Thomas N. , Hampton T. , King A. , Kumar J. , Gilbert J. , Whitelaw B.

Background: CSF rhinorrhoea is a rare but recognised complication of dopamine agonist therapy for macroprolactinoma. In the majority of cases, onset of CSF rhinorrhoea is within 4 months of commencing therapy.Case report: A 23-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department in April 2010 with acute weakness in his left arm and leg associated with intermittent headaches. Examination revealed mild right-sided ptosis and inadequate androgenisation. Visua...