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Bol Asoc Med P R. 2014;106(1):49-53.

Young female with acromegaloid features and pituitary macroadenoma: what is your diagnosis?

Abstract

Pseudoacromegaly is a extremely rare condition previously described and characterized by acromegaloid changes, tissue overgrowth, without elevations in insulin-like growth factor or growth hormone as seen in Acromegaly. We present the case of a young female seen initially with acromegaloid features and a pituitary microadenoma. After work-up the patient was diagnosed as insulin-mediated pseudoacromegaly. Only a few cases of pseudoacromegaly has been reported and should always be considered when evaluating patients for acromegaloid features with negative biochemical and hormonal levels.

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