Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0090ep92 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2023

A case of a black adrenal adenoma with autonomous cortisol secretion

Cidade-Rodrigues Catarina , de Brito Marques Francisca , Palma Isabel

Introduction: Adrenal incidentalomas are a frequent finding (1.4-7.3% on abdominal CT) and increasingly common with age, obesity, diabetes and hypertension. When approaching adrenal masses, clinicians should exclude malignancy and hormonal hypersecretion. Black adrenal adenomas (BAA), first reported in 1938, are rare benign adrenocortical tumours with black/brown appearance, containing lipofuscin. Most are non-functional, rarely inducing hypercortisolism. We present a case of ...

ea0090ep83 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2023

Primary adrenal insufficiency in the context of small-cell neuroendocrine prostate cancer

de Brito Marques Francisca , Magalhaes Helena , Ferreira Joana Lima , de Carvalho Francisco Simoes , Marques Ana Paula

Introduction: The small-cell neuroendocrine prostate carcinoma (SCPC) is rare, highly aggressive and usually transforms from prostate adenocarcinoma (PAC) after androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).Case Report: A 66-year-old man had a three-year history of high-grade PAC with high burden disease (abdominal lymph node and bone metastasis) at presentation (09/2019). On the initial staging evaluation, the CT scan documented a 20 mm left adrenal nodule compati...

ea0090ep188 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2023

22q11.2 deletion syndrome diagnosed in the context of a seizure in adulthood

de Brito Marques Francisca , Simoes de Carvalho Francisco , Ferreira Joana Lima

Introduction: The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome or DiGeorge syndrome (DGS) is rare and the diagnosis in adults is uncommon. The phenotype is highly heterogeneous and of variable severity, including hypoparathyroidism and epilepsy.Case Report: A 26-year-old man was admitted in the emergency room for inaugural tonic-clonic seizure. He had history of cognitive impairment and learning difficulties. Neurologic examination, brain CT and basic analysis were irrelev...

ea0090ep1061 | Thyroid | ECE2023

Prolonged Survival in Follicular Thyroid Cancer with Bone Metastasis

de Brito Marques Francisca , Simoes de Carvalho Francisco , Lima Ferreira Joana , Paula Marques Ana

Introduction: Follicular thyroid cancer (FTC) accounts for 12% of differentiated thyroid cancers (DTC). It is frequently complicated by bone metastasis (BM), which impact quality of life (QOL) and decreases the 10-year survival rate to 13-21%.Case Report: A 53-year-old woman followed at the Pain Clinic for over 10 years for lower back pain, had been operated three years before due to lumbar disc herniation. Pain relapsed one year after surgery and was re...

ea0070aep194 | Bone and Calcium | ECE2020

Assessing risk factors and predictors of mortality in patients with fragility hip fracture

Lima Ferreira Joana , Teixeira e Silva Joana , Simões de Carvalho Francisco , de Brito Marques Francisca , Paula Marques Ana , Maria Príncipe Rosa

Introduction: Fragility fractures are the main consequence of osteoporosis. It results in increased morbidity and mortality. The incidence of fractures has been increasing steadily in Portugal. Hip fragility fractures have been estimated to occur in up to 572/100,000/year in women and up to 232/100,000/year in men.Methods: A retrospective study of hospitalized patients for femoral neck fracture in our institution in 2018 was performed to evaluate their p...