Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0037ep1341 | Clinical Cases–Thyroid/Other | ECE2015

An aggressive malignant insulinoma: a case report

Oztosun Bugra , Okuturlar Yildiz , Gunaldi Meral , Soyluk Ozlem , Mert Meral , Sayilan Samet , Orman Mehmet , Harmankaya Ozlem

Introduction: Insulinomas are rare pancreatic islet cell tumours with an incidence of four cases per million per year. About 10% of all insulinomas are malignant. We here examined an insulinoma with aggressive driving in a young male patient with severe hypoglycaemia in the emergency room.Case report: 34-year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency department with the blurring of consciousness. Blood glucose was 19 mg/dl, consciousness tends to sl...

ea0035p870 | Pituitary Clinical (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by IPSEN</emphasis>) | ECE2014

Colon cancer metastatic to the pituitary gland: a case report

Soyluk Ozlem , Mert Meral , Tuna Savas , Keskin Ela , Karakaya Pinar , Kaptanogullari Ozlem

Background: Metastases to the pituitary gland are rare events and usually indicate widespread malignant disease. Most common symptoms of pituitary metastases are diabetes insipidus and visual disturbances. The lung and breast are the most common sites of primary tumors that metastasize to the pituitary gland. Pituitary metastasis of gastrointestinal tractus is extremely rare.Case presentation: A 53-year-old woman was given chemotherapy for colon cancer w...

ea0070aep384 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2020

Evaluation of macrovascular complications with Ankle-Brachial index in Type 2 diabetes

Gülçiçek Gamze , Mert Meral , Akyol Berk

Aim: In our study; we aimed to evaluate the relationship between Ankle-brachial index (ABI) values and diabetes duration, and macrovascular complications in patients with DM with demographic data, anthropometric measurements, as well as clinical and laboratory data.Materials and methods: Our study is a cross-sectional study of 226 randomly selected DM patients who were admitted to the diabetes outpatient clinic of our hospital between April 2019 and Octo...

ea0016p303 | Endocrine tumours | ECE2008

Cushings' syndrome due to ectopic ACTH secretion: four cases

Yarman Sema , Mert Meral , Salman Serpil , Tanakol Refik , Boztepe Harika , Alagol Faruk

Ectopic ACTH syndrome (EAS) occurs in around 10% of all cases with ACTH-dependent hypercortisolism. The mean age of clinical presentation varies from 45 to 50 years, and most of them caused by intrathoracic neoplasm, and recognition of the disorder may be delay. Subsequently, it may be difficult to locate the ACTH source and manage the patients’ hypercortisolism. We present our patients with EAS from 2000 to 2007. Four patients, aged 15–43 years, two females and two ...

ea0014p496 | (1) | ECE2007

Interleukin-6-producing pheochromocytoma presenting with fever of unknown origin

Taranoglu Ozer , Yarman Sema , Altun Esma , Bayraktaroglu Taner , Mert Meral , Tanakol Refik

Pheochromocytomas are tumors capable of producing catecholamines and a variety of biologically active resulting in unusual clinical manifestations. We report the case of 18-year-old female with pheochromocytoma exhibiting fever of unknown origin. She had experienced continuous fever (ranging between 37.1–41  °C) and chills for previous several weeks. Antipyretics had been ineffective in lowering the body temperature and she was referred to our hospital when an a...

ea0014p498 | (1) | ECE2007

A case of paraganglioma of glomus caroticum with lung metastasis

Mantar Ferhan , Mert Meral , Uzum Ayse Kubat , Aral Ferihan , Ozbey Nese Colak

Introduction: We report a case of paraganglioma of glomus caroticum with lung metastases treated with 150 mCi 131I-MIBG.Case: A 25-year-old woman was referred to our department for cachexia. She had low BMI (18) normotension, mild normochromic normocytic anemia with a mass under left mandibula. Radiologic imaging of neck revealed that 24×36×45 mm diameter mass surrounding of carotis externa and interna at the level of bifurcation. She underwent...

ea0014p582 | (1) | ECE2007

Clinicopathologic correlation in cases with macronodular hyperplasia

Kubat Uzum Ayse , Mert Meral , Erbil Yesim , Ozbey Nese Colak , Ferihan Aral

Introduction: We designed a retrospective study to investigate the clinical presentation, laboratory and pathological findings of 14 patients with ACTH-independent macronodular adrenal hyperplasia.Materials and methods: Diagnose of Cushing’ s syndrome was confirmed by biochemical tests, adrenal hyperplasia was confirmed by pathological examination in all patients.Results: No supression was observed in overnight, low and high d...

ea0056p433 | Diabetes complications | ECE2018

Ankle-brachial index values in diabetic patients with and without claudication

Bayrak Savas , Okuturlar Yildiz , Bozer Denis , Sadri Sogol , Ozbas Tevetoglu Isil , Boyuk Banu , Mert Meral

Aim: The ankle-brachial index (ABI) shows the existence of peripheral arterial disease and is also related to cardiovascular mortality in diabetic patients, even in those with coronary artery disease at an early stage. Normal levels are considered to be an ABI of 0.9 – 1.3; ABI thresholds of less than 0.9 and more than 1.3 are highly suspicious for PAD and high CV risk in diabetic patients. In this study, we planned to investigate the ankle-brachial index values in diabet...

ea0081ep1166 | Late Breaking | ECE2022

Does Autonomic cortisol secretion really affect metabolic parameters? preliminary results

Karslı Seda , Turgut Seda , Acarer Bugun Didem , Pamuk Naim , Piskinpasa Hamide , Cakir İlkay , Mert Meral , Ciftci Sema

Aim: Autonomic cortisol secretion (ACS) is a clinical picture without overt signs of Cushing’s Syndrome despite adrenal adenoma and ACTH-independent cortisol secretion. These patients, who currently do not have a standard treatment, are followed up, especially for known comorbidities of hypercortisolemia such as obesity, diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension, osteoporosis, and hyperlipidemia. However, it remains unclear how long the patients will be followed and when the t...

ea0081ep1185 | Late Breaking | ECE2022

The role of preoperative thyroid function tests in weight loss after bariatric surgery in morbidly obese patients

Acarer Bugun Didem , Turgut Seda , Seyit Hakan , Pamuk Naim , Pişkinpaşa Hamide , Bozkur Evin , Karabulut Mehmet , Mert Meral

Background: Obesity is one of the most critical problems nowadays, its frequency and consequences. Since the risk of morbidity and mortality increases in obese individuals, lifestyle changes, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery (BS) methods are used for treatment. BS is generally considered the most effective method to treat morbid obesity. However, it is known that thyroid function has a role in weight regulation, the effect of preoperative thyroid function on weight loss ...