Pituitary tumours: acromegaly.

@article{Chanson2009PituitaryTA,
  title={Pituitary tumours: acromegaly.},
  author={Philippe Chanson and Sylvie Salenave and Peter Kamenick{\'y} and Laure Cazabat and Jacques Young},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={
          555-74
        }
}
Excessive production of the growth hormone (GH) is responsible for acromegaly. It is related to a pituitary GH-secreting adenoma in most cases. Prevalence is estimated 40-130 per million inhabitants. It is characterised by slowly progressive acquired somatic disfigurement (mainly involving the face and extremities) and systemic manifestations. The rheumatologic, cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic consequences determine its prognosis. The diagnosis is confirmed by an increased serum GH… CONTINUE READING
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