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Ectopic acromegaly

Ectopic acromegaly: Introduction

Ectopic acromegaly: Ectopic acromegaly is a rare syndrome (less than 1% of acromegalic patients) caused by ectopic growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) or growth hormone (GH)-producing tumors. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Ectopic acromegaly is available below.

Symptoms of Ectopic acromegaly

Treatments for Ectopic acromegaly

  • Surgical removal of the ectopic tumor is the therapy of choice, but it is not always feasible because patients often present with widespread metastases. Patients with GHRH-induced acromegaly benefit from the administration of the long-acting somatostatin analog, octreotide, which reduces GH, IGF-I, and GHRH, and may shrink the ectopic tumor, its metastases, and the secondary pituitary enlargement
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Ectopic acromegaly: Complications

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Causes of Ectopic acromegaly

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Ectopic acromegaly: Undiagnosed Conditions

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More information about Ectopic acromegaly

  1. Ectopic acromegaly: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
 

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