In this report we emphasize the opportunity of considering the uncommon causes of chronic GH-excess in the initial diagnostic process, such as GHRH hypersecretion, especially in the presence of ambiguous pituitary neuroimaging. This topic may have an important clinical significance in order to plan the most cost-effective diagnostic procedures and management and to avoid unnecessary pituitary neurosurgery.

Acromegaly secondary to an incidentally discovered growth-hormone-releasing hormone secreting bronchial carcinoid tumour associated to a pituitary incidentaloma / E. Verrua, C.L. Ronchi, E. Ferrante, D.I. Ferrari, S. Bergamaschi, S. Ferrero Bogetto, M.C. Zatelli, V. Branca, A. Spada, P.L.M. Beck-Peccoz, A.G.A. Lania. - In: PITUITARY. - ISSN 1386-341X. - 13:3(2010 Sep), pp. 289-292. [10.1007/s11102-008-0146-y]

Acromegaly secondary to an incidentally discovered growth-hormone-releasing hormone secreting bronchial carcinoid tumour associated to a pituitary incidentaloma

E. Verrua
Primo
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S. Ferrero Bogetto;A. Spada;P.L.M. Beck-Peccoz
Penultimo
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A.G.A. Lania
Ultimo
2010

Abstract

In this report we emphasize the opportunity of considering the uncommon causes of chronic GH-excess in the initial diagnostic process, such as GHRH hypersecretion, especially in the presence of ambiguous pituitary neuroimaging. This topic may have an important clinical significance in order to plan the most cost-effective diagnostic procedures and management and to avoid unnecessary pituitary neurosurgery.
Acromegaly; Carcinoid tumour; Pituitary incidentaloma
Settore MED/08 - Anatomia Patologica
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