publication . Article . 2014

Gigantism caused by growth hormone secreting pituitary adenoma

Noorisaem Rhee; Kumi Jeong; Eun Mi Yang; Chan Jong Kim;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2014 Journal: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism, volume 19, issue 2, pages 96-99 (issn: 2287-1012, eissn: 2287-1292, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Korean Society of Pediatric Endocrinology
Abstract
Gigantism indicates excessive secretion of growth hormones (GH) during childhood when open epiphyseal growth plates allow for excessive linear growth. Case one involved a 14.7-year-old boy presented with extreme tall stature. His random serum GH level was 38.4 ng/mL, and failure of GH suppression was noted during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT; nadir serum GH, 22.7 ng/mL). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain revealed a 12-mm-sized pituitary adenoma. Transsphenoidal surgery was performed and a pituitary adenoma displaying positive immunohistochemical staining for GH was reported. Pituitary MRI scan was performed 4 months after surgery and showed r...
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free text keywords: Gigantism, Pituitary adenoma, RJ1-570, Pediatrics, Case Report, Growth hormone
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publication . Article . 2014

Gigantism caused by growth hormone secreting pituitary adenoma

Noorisaem Rhee; Kumi Jeong; Eun Mi Yang; Chan Jong Kim;