Synonyms: Hypophyseal gigantism | Infantile and juvenile forms of acromegaly
A rare endocrine disease characterized by excessively tall stature and rapid growth velocity due to growth hormone excess from a pituitary adenoma/hyperplasia occurring before closure of the epiphyseal growth plates. Additional features may include pubertal delay visual defects headache excessive appetite hyperhidrosis menstrual irregularity prognathism coarse facial features and large hands/feet.
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