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ACROMEGALY: A CASE REPORT

Authors: Vedant R Awasthi, Rushikesh S. Haridas, Sumedh Kirdak, Pratik Shete, Shardul Kulkarni, Srivatshava Pendyala, Ghosh AK, Deshpande JJ

Int J Med Res Health Sci.2015;4(4):907-910 | pdf PDF Full Text

Acromegaly is a rare disease caused due to hyper secretion of growth hormone. Most of the cases of acromegaly are caused by pitutary adenoma which can be microadenoma or macroadenomas. These adenomas are never malignant, but can have significant morbidity and mortality. We report a 35 year old female patient presented herewith classical presentation of acromegaly with chief complain of  weight gain, excessive sweating , widening of both hands and feet and  was diagnosed as a case of  acromegaly due to macroadenoma of pirtutary gland, on the basis of typical clinical features and hormonal parameters also radiological findings. Patient underwent transsphenoidal surgical resection of macroadenoma and recovered completely from the disease. Early recognition and diagnosis will help to avoid the complications of disease.

Keywords: Acromegaly, Macroadenoma, Growth hormone, Insulin like growth factor 1

 

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Vedant R Awasthi, Rushikesh S. Haridas, Sumedh Kirdak, Pratik Shete, Shardul Kulkarni, Srivatshava Pendyala, Ghosh AK, Deshpande JJ. ACROMEGALY: A CASE REPORT .Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2015;4(4):907-910.


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Vedant R Awasthi, Rushikesh S. Haridas, Sumedh Kirdak, Pratik Shete, Shardul Kulkarni, Srivatshava Pendyala, Ghosh AK, Deshpande JJ. ACROMEGALY: A CASE REPORT.


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Vedant R Awasthi, Rushikesh S. Haridas, Sumedh Kirdak, Pratik Shete, Shardul Kulkarni, Srivatshava Pendyala, Ghosh AK, Deshpande JJ. ACROMEGALY: A CASE REPORT .Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2015;4(4):907-910.

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