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BMC Endocrine Disorders

Cancer and Endocrine Tumors

This section concerns all aspects of endocrine tumours and cancer including, but not limited to: prevention, diagnosis and management, as well as related molecular genetics, and pathophysiology.

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  1. Content type: Case report

    Spontaneous haemorrhage into a parathyroid adenoma is a rare and potentially life-threatening presentation.

    Authors: Aoife Garrahy, David Hogan, James Paul O’Neill and Amar Agha

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:35

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:42

  2. Content type: Case report

    Adrenal corticomedullary mixed tumours are very rare. Its mechanism is rarely reported. Here we report the first case of a corticomedullary mixed tumour resembling a “small adrenal gland” with distinct arrange...

    Authors: Lian Duan, Fang Fang, Wanlei Fu, Zhenqiang Fang, Hui Wang, Shicang Yu, Zili Tang, Zhenqi Liu and Hongting Zheng

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:9

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the tool of choice for evaluating thyroid nodules with the majority classified as benign following initial assessment. However, concern remains about false negative resu...

    Authors: Nigel Glynn, Mark J. Hannon, Sarah Lewis, Patrick Hillery, Mohammed Al-Mousa, Arnold D. K. Hill, Frank Keeling, Martina Morrin, Christopher J. Thompson, Diarmuid Smith, Derval Royston, Mary Leader and Amar Agha

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:45

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs) originate from the enterochromaffin cells in the ileum and jejunum. The knowledge about genetic and epigenetic abnormalities is limited. Low mRNA expression lev...

    Authors: Katarina Edfeldt, Per Hellman, Gunnar Westin and Peter Stalberg

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:19

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  5. Content type: Research article

    There is rising incidence of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP- NETs) in many parts of the world, but epidemiological data from Asian populations is rare.

    Authors: Doris T. Chan, Andrea O. Y. Luk, W. Y. So, Alice P. S. Kong, Francis C. C. Chow, Ronald C. W. Ma and Anthony W. I. Lo

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:12

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The rare incidence of neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) has contributed to a paucity of large epidemiologic studies of patients with this condition. We investigated the occurrence and clinicopathologic features ...

    Authors: George C. Nikou, Kalliopi Pazaitou-Panayiotou, Dimitrios Dimitroulopoulos, Georgios Alexandrakis, Pavlos Papakostas, Michalis Vaslamatzis, Philippos Kaldrymidis, Vyron Markussis and Anna Koumarianou

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:8

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Aldosterone-producing adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare malignancy, which is usually diagnosed by histopathological examination of the excised tumor. In inoperable cases, aldosterone-producing ACC diagnosed b...

    Authors: Kennosuke Ohashi, Takeshi Hayashi, Masaya Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Iuchi, Hirofumi Suzuki, Takanori Ebisawa, Katsuyoshi Tojo, Hironobu Sasano and Kazunori Utsunomiya

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:3

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Anasarca in patients with lymphoma is a rare symptom. We report a patient with DLBCL associated with pituitary gland infiltration that was diagnosed based on significant anasarca.

    Authors: Ayako Kumabe, Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Yoshioki Nishimura, Masaki Aikawa, Masaki Mori and Masami Matsumura

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2015 15:10

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  9. Content type: Research article

    A published clinical prediction score indicated that a unilateral adrenal adenoma and either hypokalemia or an estimated glomerular filtration rate of 100 ml/min/1.73 m2 was 100% specific for unilateral primar...

    Authors: Erik S Venos, Benny So, Valerian C Dias, Adrian Harvey, Janice L Pasieka and Gregory A Kline

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:94

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Non-palpable thyroid nodules can be difficult to access by conventional ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration, particularly when they are intrathoracic. Many of these patients are subject to multiple follow...

    Authors: Roberto F Casal, Mimi N Phan, Keerthana Keshava, Jose M Garcia, Horiana Grosu, D Ray Lazarus, Juan Iribarren and Daniel G Rosen

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:88

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  11. Content type: Case report

    The involvement of the testis by metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma has never been described before. We describe the first case of metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma affecting testis and inguinal lymph...

    Authors: Marialuisa Appetecchia, Agnese Barnabei, Vincenzo Pompeo, Steno Sentinelli, Roberto Baldelli, Salvatore Maria Corsello and Francesco Torino

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:84

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  12. Content type: Case report

    We report the case of a patient who had a non-functional metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour (pNET), which changed in functionality during the course of the disease. This case demonstrates the effectiv...

    Authors: Surya Panicker Rajeev, Steffan McDougall, Monica Terlizzo, Daniel Palmer, Christina Daousi and Daniel J Cuthbertson

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:70

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are a group of rare tumors. Chromogranin A (CgA) was considered as the most practical and useful serum tumor marker in PNET patients. But peripheral blood levels of CgA...

    Authors: Xin-Wei Qiao, Ling Qiu, Yuan-Jia Chen, Chang-Ting Meng, Zhao Sun, Chun-Mei Bai, Da-Chun Zhao, Tai-Ping Zhang, Yu-Pei Zhao, Yu-Li Song, Yu-Hong Wang, Jie Chen and Chong-Mei Lu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:64

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a malignant disease most commonly diagnosed in the setting of a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and in patients receiving immunosuppressive treatment. Pulmonary KS has never...

    Authors: Margarita Bala, Cristina L Ronchi, Josef Pichl, Vanessa Wild, Stefan Kircher, Bruno Allolio and Stefanie Hahner

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:63

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Promyelocytic leukaemia zinc finger (PLZF) is a transcriptional repressor that was originally isolated from a patient with promyelocytic leukaemia. PLZF also affects key elements for cell cycle progression, su...

    Authors: Kazuhiko Matsuzawa, Shoichiro Izawa, Tsuyoshi Ohkura, Hiroko Ohkura, Kiyosuke Ishiguro, Akio Yoshida, Yumi Takiyama, Masakazu Haneda, Chiaki Shigemasa, Kazuhiro Yamamoto and Shin-ichi Taniguchi

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:52

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Hypoglycemic episodes are infrequent in individuals without a history of diabetes mellitus or bariatric surgery. When hypoglycemia does occur in such individuals, an uncommon but important diagnosis to conside...

    Authors: Ameer Khowaja, Brianna Johnson-Rabbett, John Bantle and Amir Moheet

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:49

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Although chronic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and androgen hyperstimulation are assumed to be involved in the pathogenesis of adrenal myelolipomas associated with poor-compliance patients with congenital...

    Authors: Madson Q Almeida, Laura C Kaupert, Luciana P Brito, Antonio M Lerario, Beatriz M P Mariani, Marta Ribeiro, Osmar Monte, Francisco T Denes, Berenice B Mendonca and Tânia ASS Bachega

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:42

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Seminomas have been rarely associated with malignant hypercalcemia. The responsible mechanism of hypercalcemia in this setting has been described to be secondary to 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D secretion. The relat...

    Authors: René Rodríguez-Gutiérrez, Maria Azucena Zapata-Rivera, Dania Lizeth Quintanilla-Flores, Carlos Rodrigo Camara-Lemarroy, Fernando Javier Lavalle-Gonzalez, José Gerardo González-González and Jesús Zacarías Villarreal-Pérez

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2014 14:32

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