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IJMRHS. 2015; 4(4): 907-910


ACROMEGALY: A CASE REPORT

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

Abstract
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.

Key words: Acromegaly, Macroadenoma, Growth hormone, Insulin like growth factor 1



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