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BACKGROUND periodic paralysis related to hypokalemia is seldom reported in thyrotoxicosis, and it usually occurs in Asian males. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two Romanian (Caucasian) young patients presented with hypokalemic paralysis. TSH, FT4, TT3 was measured by immunochemiluminescence. Case report 1. Patient O.R, aged 19, presented marked asthenia and lower(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the outcome of all cases of Rathke's cleft cysts (RCC) treated surgically and followed up in Oxford during a long-term period. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The records of all patients with RCC seen in the Department of Endocrinology between January 1978 and June 2009 were reviewed. RESULTS A total of 33 patients (20 females, median age 43(More)
Antithyroid drugs as thionamides are largely used in the treatment of the thyrotoxicosis. Side effects were reported in less than 10% of the cases, especially hematological, hepatic or skin allergies. One of the most severe manifestations is agranulocytosis, probably based on an immune mechanism that is exacerbated by the presence of the thyroid autoimmune(More)
The carcinoid tumor of the appendix is one of the most common tumors of the appendix, but one of the rarest anatomic locations of carcinoids. The prognosis is very good, as most tumors are incidentally discovered during surgery for acute or sub-acute appendicitis. The diagnosis is exceptional when combined with pregnancy. We present such a case of a(More)
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