Acromegaly secondary to growth hormone-releasing hormone secreted by an incidentally discovered pheochromocytoma.

@article{Neto2007AcromegalyST,
  title={Acromegaly secondary to growth hormone-releasing hormone secreted by an incidentally discovered pheochromocytoma.},
  author={Leonardo Vieira Neto and Giselle Fernandes Taboada and L{\'i}via Lugarinho Corr{\^e}a and James M Polo and Alessandra F. Nascimento and Leila Chimelli and Kandelaria M. Rumilla and M{\^o}nica Roberto Gadelha},
  journal={Endocrine pathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={46-52}
}
Ectopic growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH)-secreting tumors are rare and cause acromegaly with somatotroph hyperplasia. We report a case of acromegaly secondary to GHRH secretion by an incidentally discovered pheochromocytoma in a normotensive patient. A 23-year-old man presented with signs and symptoms of acromegaly. Laboratory evaluation confirmed the diagnosis and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a sellar mass which was thought to be a macroadenoma and surgically resected. The… CONTINUE READING
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