Acromegaly

  • Alternative Names

    Somatotroph adenoma; Growth hormone excess; Pituitary giant


    Prevention

    There are no methods to prevent the condition, but early treatment may prevent complications of the disease from getting worse.


    References

    Melmed S, Kleinberg D. Anterior pituitary. In: Kronenberg HM, Melmed S, Polonsky KS, Larsen PR, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 8.