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acromegalic gigantism

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Acromegalic gigantism is a rare medical condition characterized by excessive growth and enlargement of bones and soft tissues, typically caused by an overproduction of growth hormone by the pituitary gland in the brain.

Acromegaly is a similar condition, but it typically occurs in adults and causes gradual enlargement of the hands, feet, and face, while gigantism typically occurs in children and causes rapid overall growth, resulting in abnormally tall stature.

Symptoms of acromegalic gigantism include an enlarged jaw and facial features, enlarged hands and feet, thickened skin, excessive sweating, joint pain and stiffness, and sleep apnea. Left untreated, the condition can lead to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis.

Treatment for acromegalic gigantism typically involves reducing the production of growth hormone, usually through surgery to remove the pituitary tumor or medication to block the effects of growth hormone. In some cases, radiation therapy may also be used. Regular monitoring and management of associated health problems is also important to ensure the best possible outcomes.

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