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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396808/usefulness-of-stereotactic-radiotherapy-using-cyberknife-for-recurrent-lymph-node-metastasis-of-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Joji Kawabe, Shigeaki Higashiyama, Mitsuharu Sougawa, Atsushi Yoshida, Kohei Kotani, Susumu Shiomi
A woman in her 60s presented with a recurrent lymph node metastasis from a papillary thyroid carcinoma in the right parapharyngeal space. She had already undergone total thyroidectomy, five resections for cervical lymph node metastases, and right carotid rebuilding. Surgical resection of the current metastasis was impossible. (131)I-radioiodine therapy (RIT) with 3.7 GBq (131)I was not effective; therefore, stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) using a CyberKnife radiotherapy system was scheduled. The prescription dose was 21 Gy, and a dose covering 95% of the planning target volume (PTV) in three fractions was administered...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386489/psychological-aspects-of-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-two-cases-illustrating-therapeutical-challenges
#2
Filippa Pritsini, Georgios A Kanakis, Ioannis Kyrgios, Eleni P Kotanidou, Eleni Litou, Konstantina Mouzaki, Aggeliki Kleisarchaki, Dimitrios G Goulis, Assimina Galli-Tsinopoulou
Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) and its heterogeneous phenotypes comprise the pieces of a challenging clinical problem. The lack of standardized guidelines results in controversies regarding the proper diagnostic and therapeutic approach, including the time and type of intervention. Due to its variable phenotype, AIS is not diagnosed at the proper age that would allow optimal psychological and medical support to the patient. Therapeutic approaches are not established, mainly due to the rarity of the disease...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357143/a-rapid-biochemical-and-radiological-response-to-the-concomitant-therapy-with-temozolomide-and-radiotherapy-in-an-aggressive-acth-pituitary-adenoma
#3
Ana Misir Krpan, Tina Dusek, Zoran Rakusic, Mirsala Solak, Ivana Kraljevic, Vesna Bisof, David Ozretic, Darko Kastelan
Background and Importance. In the last eight years temozolomide (TMZ) has been used as the last-line treatment modality for aggressive pituitary tumors to be applied after the failure of surgery, medical therapy, and radiotherapy. The objective was to achieve a rapid control of tumor growth and hormone normalization with concurrent chemoradiotherapy in a patient with very aggressive ACTH pituitary adenoma. Clinical Presentation. We describe a patient with an aggressive ACTH-producing adenoma treated with concurrent temozolomide and radiotherapy...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348902/atypical-complications-of-graves-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Khaled Ahmed Baagar, Mashhood Ahmed Siddique, Shaimaa Ahmed Arroub, Ahmed Hamdi Ebrahim, Amin Ahmed Jayyousi
Graves' disease (GD) may display uncommon manifestations. We report a patient with rare complications of GD and present a comprehensive literature review. A 35-year-old woman presented with a two-week history of dyspnea, palpitations, and edema. She had a raised jugular venous pressure, goiter, and exophthalmos. Laboratory tests showed pancytopenia, a raised alkaline phosphatase level, hyperbilirubinemia (mainly direct bilirubin), and hyperthyroidism [TSH: <0.01 mIU/L (reference values: 0.45-4.5), fT4: 54...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348901/addison-s-disease-and-possible-cannabis-withdrawal-syndrome-presenting-as-an-eating-disorder-in-a-thirty-year-old-female
#5
Kimberly Lazare
A 30-year-old female with a history of anxiety, cannabis use, and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder presented for residential treatment of a Cannabis Use Disorder. Upon arrival, she had not eaten for two days and was found to be hypotensive with electrolyte disturbances. She was admitted to a nearby hospital, where the Internist diagnosed her with Addison's disease. She was treated with corticosteroid therapy, with rapid normalization of her electrolytes, eating, and anxiety. This is the first published case of undiagnosed Addison's disease presenting as an eating disorder, with cannabis use likely contributing to symptoms...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321344/pituitary-adenoma-and-hyperprolactinemia-accompanied-by-idiopathic-granulomatous-mastitis
#6
Sebahattin Destek, Vahit Onur Gul, Serkan Ahioglu, Kursat Rahmi Serin
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of the breast, and its etiology remains not fully elucidated. IGM is observed more often in patients with autoimmune disease. Hyperprolactinemia is observed during pregnancy, lactation, and a history of oral contraceptive use. A 39-year-old patient with no history of oral contraceptive use presented with complaints such as redness, pain, and swelling in her left breast. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a suspicious inflamed mass lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270939/simultaneous-papillary-carcinoma-in-thyroglossal-duct-cyst-and-thyroid
#7
Gustavo Cancela E Penna, Henrique Gomes Mendes, Adele O Kraft, Cynthia Koeppel Berenstein, Bernardo Fonseca, Wagner José Martorina, Andreise Laurian N R de Souza, Gustavo Meyer de Moraes, Kamilla Maria Araújo Brandão Rajão, Bárbara Érika Caldeira Araújo Sousa
Thyroglossal duct cyst (TDC) is a cystic expansion of a remnant of the thyroglossal duct tract. Carcinomas in the TDC are extremely rare and are usually an incidental finding after the Sistrunk procedure. In this report, an unusual case of a 36-year-old woman with concurrent papillary thyroid carcinoma arising in the TDC and on the thyroid gland is presented, followed by a discussion of the controversies surrounding the possible origins of a papillary carcinoma in the TDC, as well as the current management options...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246564/false-positive-findings-on-i-131-wbs-and-spect-ct-in-patients-with-history-of-thyroid-cancer-case-series
#8
Zeina C Hannoush, Juan D Palacios, Russ A Kuker, Sabina Casula
Introduction. Although whole body scan (WBS) with I-131 is a highly sensitive tool for detecting normal thyroid tissue and metastasis of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), it is not specific. Additional information, provided by single photon emission computed tomography combined with X-ray computed tomography (SPECT/CT) and by the serum thyroglobulin level, is extremely useful for the interpretation of findings. Case Presentation. We report four cases of false positive WBS in patients with DTC: ovarian uptake corresponding to an endometrioma, scrotal uptake due to a spermatocele, rib-cage uptake due to an old fracture, and hepatic and renal uptake secondary to a granuloma and simple cyst, respectively...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168064/hypercalcemia-of-malignancy-in-thymic-carcinoma-evolving-mechanisms-of-hypercalcemia-and-targeted-therapies
#9
Cheng Cheng, Jose Kuzhively, Sanford Baim
Here we describe, to our knowledge, the first case where an evolution of mechanisms responsible for hypercalcemia occurred in undifferentiated thymic carcinoma and discuss specific management strategies for hypercalcemia of malignancy (HCM). Case Description. We report a 26-year-old male with newly diagnosed undifferentiated thymic carcinoma associated with HCM. Osteolytic metastasis-related hypercalcemia was presumed to be the etiology of hypercalcemia that responded to intravenous hydration and bisphosphonate therapy...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163940/asymptomatic-congenital-hyperinsulinism-due-to-a-glucokinase-activating-mutation-treated-as-adrenal-insufficiency-for-twelve-years
#10
Kae Morishita, Chika Kyo, Takako Yonemoto, Rieko Kosugi, Tatsuo Ogawa, Tatsuhide Inoue
Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) caused by a glucokinase- (GCK-) activating mutation shows autosomal dominant inheritance, and its severity ranges from mild to severe. A 43-year-old female with asymptomatic hypoglycemia (47 mg/dL) was diagnosed as partial adrenal insufficiency and the administration of hydrocortisone (10 mg/day) was initiated. Twelve years later, her 8-month-old grandchild was diagnosed with CHI. Heterozygosity of exon 6 c.590T>C (p.M197T) was identified in a gene analysis of GCK, which was also detected in her son and herself...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163939/isolated-liver-metastasis-in-h%C3%A3-rthle-cell-thyroid-cancer-treated-with-microwave-ablation
#11
Konstantinos Segkos, Carl Schmidt, Fadi Nabhan
Hürthle cell thyroid cancer (HCTC) is a less common form of differentiated thyroid cancer. It rarely metastasizes to the liver, and when it does, the metastasis is almost never isolated. Here we report a 62-year-old male with widely invasive Hürthle cell thyroid cancer, who underwent total thyroidectomy and received adjuvant treatment with I-131 with posttreatment scan showing no evidence of metastatic disease. His thyroglobulin however continued to rise after that and eventually an isolated liver metastasis was identified...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133554/horner-syndrome-secondary-to-thyroid-surgery
#12
Meliha Demiral, Ciğdem Binay, Enver Simsek, Hüseyin Ilhan
Horner syndrome (HS), caused by an interruption in the oculosympathetic pathway, is characterised by myosis, ipsilateral blepharoptosis, enophthalmos, facial anhydrosis, and vascular dilation of the lateral part of the face. HS is a rare complication of thyroidectomy. A 15-year-old female patient presented with solitary solid and large nodule in the right thyroid lobe. Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration was performed and the cytological examination results were undefined. The patient underwent a total thyroidectomy...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127476/vasopressin-bolus-protocol-compared-to-desmopressin-ddavp-for-managing-acute-postoperative-central-diabetes-insipidus-and-hypovolemic-shock
#13
Anukrati Shukla, Syeda Alqadri, Ashley Ausmus, Robert Bell, Premkumar Nattanmai, Christopher R Newey
Introduction. Management of postoperative central diabetes insipidus (DI) can be challenging from changes in volume status and serum sodium levels. We report a case successfully using a dilute vasopressin bolus protocol in managing hypovolemic shock in acute, postoperative, central DI. Case Report. Patient presented after bifrontal decompressive craniotomy for severe traumatic brain injury. He developed increased urine output resulting in hypovolemia and hypernatremia. He was resuscitated with intravenous fluids including a dilute vasopressin bolus protocol...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116181/artifactual-hypoglycaemia-in-systemic-sclerosis-and-raynaud-s-phenomenon-a-clinical-case-report-and-short-review
#14
R H Bishay, A Suryawanshi
Background. Artifactual hypoglycaemia, defined as a discrepancy between glucometer (capillary) and plasma glucose levels, may lead to overtreatment and costly investigations. It is not infrequently observed in patients with Raynaud's phenomenon due to vascular capillary distortion, yet this is clinically underappreciated. Case Report. We report a 76-year-old woman with systemic sclerosis and Raynaud's phenomenon, who presented with upper gastrointestinal bleeding and found to have concomitant persistent hypoglycaemia (1...
2016: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044111/nodular-lymphocyte-predominant-hodgkin-lymphoma-of-the-thyroid
#15
Carlos Tavares Bello, João Cassis, Helder Simões, João Sequeira Duarte
Thyroid lymphomas are rare clinical entities that may result from either the primary intrathyroid de novo or secondary thyroid gland involvement of a lymphoma. Among these, the Hodgkin's subtype is quite uncommon, accounting for 0.6-5% of all thyroid malignancies. The authors report on a 76-year-old female presenting with a thyroid nodule that, upon surgical excision, was found to be a nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma of the thyroid. So far, thyroid involvement by this variant has never been reported...
2016: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044110/unusual-cushing-s-syndrome-and-hypercalcitoninaemia-due-to-a-small-cell-prostate-carcinoma
#16
Antonio Balestrieri, Elena Magnani, Fiorella Nuzzo
A 75-year-old man was hospitalized because of severe hypokalaemia due to ACTH dependent Cushing's syndrome. Total body computed tomography (TBCT) and 68 Gallium DOTATATE PET/CT localized a voluminous prostate tumour. A subsequent transurethral prostate biopsy documented a small cell carcinoma positive for ACTH and calcitonin and negative for prostatic specific antigen (PSA) at immunocytochemical study; serum prostatic specific antigen (PSA) was normal. Despite medical treatments, Cushing's syndrome was not controlled and the patient's clinical condition progressively worsened...
2016: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044109/a-33-year-old-man-with-gynaecomastia-and-galactorrhea-as-the-first-symptoms-of-graves-hyperthyroidism
#17
Somdul Khoohaphatthanakul, Apiradee Sriwijitkamol
Graves' hyperthyroidism has a various number of well-recognized manifestations. Galactorrhea is a rare manifestation in this disease. We describe a 33-year-old man who presented with the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, gynaecomastia, and galactorrhea for 2 months. Physical examination revealed goitre, gynaecomastia, and galactorrhea, bilaterally. Laboratory investigations demonstrated high free thyroxine with suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone level together with elevated anti-TSH receptor; therefore, the diagnosis of Graves' disease was confirmed...
2016: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025627/patients-with-acromegaly-presenting-with-colon-cancer-a-case-series
#18
Murray B Gordon, Samer Nakhle, William H Ludlam
Introduction. Frequent colonoscopy screenings are critical for early diagnosis of colon cancer in patients with acromegaly. Case Presentations. We performed a retrospective analysis of the incidental diagnoses of colon cancer from the ACCESS trial (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01995734). Colon cancer was identified in 2 patients (4.5%). Case  1 patient was a 36-year-old male with acromegaly who underwent transsphenoidal surgery to remove the pituitary adenoma. After surgery, the patient underwent routine colonoscopy screening, which revealed a 40 mm tubular adenoma in the descending colon...
2016: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018684/a-large-isolated-hydatid-cyst-of-the-adrenal-gland-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Fatehi Elnour Elzein, Abdullah Aljaberi, Abdullah AlFiaar, Abdullah Alghamdi
A 44-year-old patient presented with two-year history of (R) lumbar pain. There was a strong history of childhood animals' contact, including dogs. A brother had multiple hydatid cysts requiring surgery. Initial ultrasound showed a large (R) adrenal mass measuring 10 × 9 × 8 cm. Subsequent CT scan confirmed a heavily calcified cyst in the (R) adrenal gland. Hormonal studies were normal. He had an uneventful course following a total adrenalectomy. Isolated adrenal hydatid is extremely rare with an incidence of less than 0...
2016: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957353/short-term-pth-1-34-therapy-in-children-to-correct-severe-hypocalcemia-and-hyperphosphatemia-due-to-hypoparathyroidism-two-case-studies
#20
Pooja E Mishra, Betsy L Schwartz, Kyriakie Sarafoglou, Kristen Hook, Youngki Kim, Anna Petryk
The standard treatment of hypoparathyroidism is to control hypocalcemia using calcitriol and calcium supplementation. However, in severe cases this approach is insufficient, and the risks of intravenous (i.v.) calcium administration and prolonged hospitalization must be considered. While the use of recombinant human parathyroid hormone 1-34 [rhPTH(1-34)] for long-term control of hypocalcemia has been established, the benefits of short-term rhPTH(1-34) treatment in children have not been explored. We report two patients with hypoparathyroidism treated with rhPTH(1-34)...
2016: Case Reports in Endocrinology
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