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Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 1991 Sep;20(3):507-18.

Extrapituitary acromegaly.

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  • 1Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.

Abstract

Acromegaly may result from ectopic production of the hypothalamic peptide, growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH), or growth hormone (GH) itself. Hypothalamic, carcinoid, and pancreatic tumors account for most of these cases. The pathogenesis, etiology, and diagnosis of acromegaly caused by these nonpituitary tumors is discussed, and an approach to their management is provided.

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