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, M. C. Zatelli, V. Branca, A. Spada, P. Beck-Peccoz, A. G. Lania

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-292
Number of pages4
JournalPituitary
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

Keywords

  • Acromegaly
  • Carcinoid tumour
  • Pituitary incidentaloma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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