acromegaly


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Synonyms for acromegaly

enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face

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In acromegaly basal serum GH greater than 14 mIU/l, no suppression on OGTT and GH secreting tumor detection on MRI pituitary fossa.
There are two different etiologic mechanisms of acromegaly caused by excess GH in MEN-1 with different treatment implications.
Of the five patients with growth hormone excess, one patient had gigantism while the others had acromegaly.
The differential diagnosis includes secondary HOA, acromegaly, thyroid acropachy and syphilitic periostitis.
Unless the physical exam suggests a diagnosis of Cushing's disease or acromegaly or some endocrine disorder like that," go ahead and measure insulin antibodies, he said.
In adults, it is FDA approved for treating acromegaly, metastatic carcinoid tumors, and watery diarrhea associated with vasoactive intestinal peptide-secreting tumors.
About 20% of pituitary tumors can cause acromegaly (Arafah & Nasrallah, 2001); these tumors produce an excess of GH.
He shot up after reaching the age of 16, and has now beaten the previous natural, and not the result of a condition such as giantism or acromegaly, caused by too much growth hormone.
Novartis, Basel, Switzerland, has announced that the Japanese health authority has approved Sandostatin LAR (octreotide acetate for injectable suspension) for the treatment of acromegaly and pituitary gigantism which is unresponsive to or unsuitable for surgery or other drug therapies, and for symptoms associated with gastrointestinal hormone secreting tumors (also known as gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine tumors (NET), including carcinoid tumors, gastrinomas, and VIPomas (Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide- secreting tumors).
A ACROMEGALY causes excessive growth of the hands, feet, jaw, face, tongue and internal organs.
A growth hormone receptor antagonist for acromegaly, in people who have had an inadequate response to existing treatments (surgery, radiation treatment, and other medical therapies), or when these treatments are not appropriate.
1,2) There is also a 35% to 64% incidence of CTS in patients with acromegaly.
His physical abilities are limited due to a rare disease called acromegaly, which is caused by excess production of growth hormone by the pituitary gland (usually due to a benign tumor).
Sphenoidal sinus mucocele after transsphenoidal surgery for acromegaly.