Endocrine

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Endocrine
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2010-11-08 06:32:26
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  1. Name 5 causes of hyperthyroidism.
    • Grave's disease
    • Ingestion of thyroid hormone
    • Hypersecreting adenoma
    • Multinodular goitre
    • Rare secondary causes e.g. TSH-secreting adenoma, choriocarcinoma
  2. What are 4 types of thyroid tumours?
    • Follicular adenoma
    • Papillary ca
    • Follicular ca
    • Medullary ca
    • Anaplastic ca
  3. Name 5 types of adrenal diseases.
    • Cushing's syndrome e.g. iatrogenic, pituitary lesion
    • Hyperaldosteronism e.g. Conn's syndrome, adrenal hyperplasia
    • Mass lesions e.g. phaechromocytoma (hyperfunction), neuroblastoma (hypofunction)
    • Addison's disease e.g.autoimmune, infections
  4. Name 5 mass effects of pituitary adenomas.
    • Reduced secretion of other anterior pituitary hormones
    • Diabetes insipidus
    • Visual disturbances
    • Headaches
    • Signs of raised ICP
  5. Describe the clinical picture of Conn's syndrome.
    • 1% of hypertensives
    • F: M = 2:1
    • Headache, polyuria, polydipsia
    • Hypernatremia, hypokalemia, hypertension, low renin
    • (!! Results from aldosterone producing adenoma)

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