"Acromegaly" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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A condition caused by prolonged exposure to excessive HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE in adults. It is characterized by bony enlargement of the FACE; lower jaw (PROGNATHISM); hands; FEET; HEAD; and THORAX. The most common etiology is a GROWTH HORMONE-SECRETING PITUITARY ADENOMA. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch36, pp79-80)
- Somatotropin Hypersecretion Syndrome (Acromegaly)
- Hypersecretion Syndrome, Somatotropin (Acromegaly)
- Hypersecretion Syndromes, Somatotropin (Acromegaly)
- Somatotropin Hypersecretion Syndromes (Acromegaly)
- Syndrome, Somatotropin Hypersecretion (Acromegaly)
- Syndromes, Somatotropin Hypersecretion (Acromegaly)
- Inappropriate GH Secretion Syndrome (Acromegaly)
- Inappropriate Growth Hormone Secretion Syndrome (Acromegaly)
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Acromegaly" by people in Profiles.
Schroeder JL, Spiotta AM, Fleseriu M, Prayson RA, Hamrahian AH, Weil RJ. Absence of immunostaining for growth hormone in a subset of patients with acromegaly. Pituitary. 2014 Apr; 17(2):103-8.
Rizzo M, Montalto G, Rizvi AA, Christ ER. The role of elevated growth hormone on the increased atherosclerosis in patients with acromegaly. Angiology. 2012 Oct; 63(7):492-4.
Rowland NC, Aghi MK. Radiation treatment strategies for acromegaly. Neurosurg Focus. 2010 Oct; 29(4):E12.
Rizvi AA. Some clues and pitfalls in the diagnosis of acromegaly. Endocr Pract. 2004 Jul-Aug; 10(4):348-52.
Gnjidic Z, Ivekovic R, Rumboldt Z, Malenica M, Vizner B, Berkovic M. Chiasma syndrome in acromegalic patients--correlation of neuroradiologic and neuroophthalmologic findings. Coll Antropol. 2002 Dec; 26(2):601-8.