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.
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Symptoms of Ectopic acromegaly
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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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Misdiagnosis and Ectopic acromegaly
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