Acromegaly: A Case Report


KOCAELLİ H., Ayhan M.

JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRY, vol.47, no.1, pp.53-59, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-59
  • Keywords: Acromegaly, endocrinology and dentistry

Abstract

Acromegaly is a rare disease characterized by bony and soft tissue overgrowth with an incidense of 3 cases per million population per year. These changes occur secondary to chronic hypersecretion of growth hormones by the anterior pituitary gland adenoma.