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Pituitary gigantism.
  1. P W Lu,
  2. M Silink,
  3. I Johnston,
  4. C T Cowell,
  5. M Jimenez
  1. Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Camperdown, Sydney, Australia.


    A case of pituitary gigantism resulting from a pituitary adenoma which secreted growth hormone is described. The patient was successfully treated by surgery, which led to the normalisation of endogenous growth hormone secretion. An acceptable final height was achieved with high dose intramuscular testosterone treatment.

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