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Vol 59, No 3 (2008)
Postgraduate education
Published online: 2008-05-08
Submitted: 2013-02-15
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Acromegaly - from myths to facts

Marcin Kałużny, Marek Bolanowski
Endokrynologia Polska 2008;59(3):242-244.

open access

Vol 59, No 3 (2008)
Postgraduate education
Published online: 2008-05-08
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

The authors present numerous historical descriptions of persons who might suffered from gigantism or acromegaly. The oldest medical data of patients, initial attempts of causal neurosurgical treatment, history of growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor-1, growth hormone releasing hormone and somatostatin discovery is reported. The highest contemporary living persons are also listed.

Abstract

The authors present numerous historical descriptions of persons who might suffered from gigantism or acromegaly. The oldest medical data of patients, initial attempts of causal neurosurgical treatment, history of growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor-1, growth hormone releasing hormone and somatostatin discovery is reported. The highest contemporary living persons are also listed.
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Keywords

acromegaly; gigantism; growth hormone

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Title

Acromegaly - from myths to facts

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 59, No 3 (2008)

Pages

242-244

Published online

2008-05-08

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2008;59(3):242-244.

Keywords

acromegaly
gigantism
growth hormone

Authors

Marcin Kałużny
Marek Bolanowski

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