• Alternative Names

    Somatotroph adenoma; Growth hormone excess; Pituitary giant


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


    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.