Acromegaly is a rare condition characterized by growth hormone (GH) excess. Because it can be difficult to diagnose and significant diagnostic delays may negatively influence the patient's prognosis, rapid identification of symptomatic patients is critical. An interprofessional team approach that takes on the systemic presentation of acromegaly is necessary — an endocrinologist, ophthalmologist, and neurosurgeon. An ophthalmologist is needed for evaluating any field-of-vision changes because pituitary tumors causing excess GH secretion are often large. Quality of life is poor for these patients, and unnecessary treatment should always be avoided.
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Cite this: Romesh Khardori. Fast Five Quiz: Acromegaly - Medscape - Aug 02, 2023.