Diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia, hypothyroidism—these endocrine disorders and others are major reasons why patients come to you. Find out what you know, and don’t know, here.
This asymptomatic, hyperpigmented lesion was first noted 5 years earlier on the left upper back of a 16-year-old boy. A nevus? Cafe au lait spot?
Acromegaly was diagnosed in a 36-year-old woman who presented with loss of vision in the right eye that had initially involved the peripheral field. Which statement about acromegaly is NOT true?
A 62-year-old man had multiple, randomly distributed, flesh-colored nodules on his trunk, arms, and face. The lesions measured 0.5 to 1.0 cm and appeared slightly pedunculated. Tissue biopsy showed Schwann cells. Your diagnosis?
For several years, an asymptomatic, firm, nontender mass had been growing on the neck of a 54-year-old-man, slightly left of midline at the level of the hyoid bone. Thyroid function tests were normal. What does it indicate?
Intermittent blurred vision and palpitations in a young woman often improve after juice. She does not have DM. One day, she arrives at the ED after a seizure. Head CT is negative. What’s next?
Diet and medication can be used to manage symptoms of insulinoma. Once the lesion is well localized, resection is curative.
There are 4 manifestations of this syndrome; each is characterized by involvement of at least 2 glandular organs in autoimmune mediated diseases that lead to organ hypofunction.
Attacks of muscle weakness associated with this condition can range in severity from mild deficit to complete paralysis. Episodes may alternate with periods of normal muscle function.
There are currently 3 sets of guidelines that outline the management of thyroid nodules. A case in point here.