Does Sleep apnea occur in acromegaly?

Does Sleep apnea occur in acromegaly

Sleep apnea occurs in 50% to 70% of patients with acromegaly. It can result from soft tissue overgrowth of the upper airway or to altered central respiratory control. Sleep apnea may contribute to morbidity and mortality in acromegaly by producing hypoxia and pulmonary hypertension.


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