Clinical Effects of Acromegaly

Clinical Effects of Acromegaly

CLINICAL EFFECTCAUSE
Coarse featuresPeriosteal formation of new bone
Enlarged hands and feetSoft tissue hypertrophy
Excess sweatingHypertrophy of sweat glands
Deepened voiceHypertrophy of larynx
Skin tagsHypertrophy of skin
Upper airway obstruction and sleep apneaHypertrophy of tongue and upper airway
OsteoarthritisHypertrophy of joint cartilage and osseous overgrowth
Carpal tunnel syndromeHypertrophy of joint cartilage and osseous overgrowth
Hypertension, congestive heart failureCardiac hypertrophy
HypogonadismMultifactorial
Diabetes mellitus, glucose intoleranceInsulin antagonism, other factors
Colonic polypsColonic hypertrophy
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