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  1. 1. Gigantis m47 unique logo. (2011,febr 09). Retrieved from Table 4 Kevin Knox, Kaleyhttp://www.bore- Miller, Hailey Ray, Ashleylist.com/2011/02/47- Spauldingunique-logo.html
  2. 2. W, J. (2009, Janu 21). Double vision. Retrieved from http://www.jeffreymd.com/2009/01/31/double-vision/ Symptoms • Pretty big people (usually two standard deviations above normal height should be) • Delayed puberty Vos, A., & Barnes, K. (2011). Gigantism. Retrieved from • Double vision or difficulty http://misskay03.edu.gl ogster.com/gigantism / with side vision W, J. (2009, Janu 21). Double vision. Retrieved from http://www.jeffrey md.com/2009/01/3 1/double-vision/
  3. 3. britishpathe. (2011, july keane, C. (2006, Octo 9). At 7-foot-9,20). The british pathe chinese man hopes to play in nba.blog. Retrieved fromhttp://britishpathe.wordp • Headaches Retrieved from http://forums.about.com/n/pfx/forum.aress.com/2011/07/20/the-long-and-short-of-it/ • Increased sweating spx/forum /i620.aspx?tsn=1&nav=messages&webta g=ab-racerelation&tid=9276 • Irregular periods (females) • Large hands and feet with large fingers and toes
  4. 4. • Release of breast milk• Thickening of facial features Eckman, S. (2009, 11 23). Gigantism. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nl• Weakness m.nih.gov/pubmedh ealth/PMH0002157/ Encyclopædia Britannica Online• Bulging forehead School Edition, s.v. "drug," accessed February 23, 2012, http://scho ol.eb.com/eb/article- 10969. acromegaly. ( 2012). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://school.eb.com /eb/article-9003588 Big Head. (2011, febr 09). Retrieved from http://www.wik ipediat.com/20 11/02/47-baby- head.html
  5. 5. Causes• ***Excess of growth hormone ***(Acromegaly)• Most commonly: Noncancerous(adenoma) tumor of the pituitary glandpituitary toumors. (2012). Retrieved fromhttp://www.riversideonline.com/health_reference/Disease-Conditions/DS00533.cfm
  6. 6. • Carney complex Characteristics of carney complex. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.mayoc linic.org/medicalp rofs/enlargeimage 5833.html
  7. 7. Possible solutions• Medications that reduce growth hormone release such as somatostain analogs (growth inhibiting hormones)• Dopamine agonoists but they are the least effective Vos, A., & Barnes, K. (2011). Gigantism. Retrieved from http://misskay03.edu.glogster.com/giganti
  8. 8. Radiation therapy can be used to bring the growth hormone level back to normal but it take 5 to 10 years to take full effect and often effects other pituitary hormonesRadiation. (2012). Retrieved fromhttp://www.riversideonline.com/health_reference/Disease-Conditions/DS00687975333.cfm
  9. 9. • Removal of tumor on pituitary through endonasal surgery (through nose) Nose Surgery. (2009, Janu 21). endoscpoic. Retrieved from http://www.je ffreymd.com/ 2009/01/31/a cromegaly/
  10. 10. Exams and Tests• CT or MRI scans-CT uses x-rays-MRI uses magnets to align protons and take an MDM vector (fancy picture) These sources are getting old… I give up- Kevin Knox
  11. 11. Exams and Tests• CT or MRI scans-CT uses x-rays-MRI uses magnets to align protons and take an MDM vector (fancy picture) CT MRI
  12. 12. • Failure to suppress serum growth hormone (GH) levels after an oral glucose challenge (maximum 75g)• Fancy way of saying they get you hopped up on sugar and see if your body can suppress growth hormone like a normal person would
  13. 13. Miscellaneous• Female to male ratio of 1:2 (twice as common in males)• Commonly occurs with Acromegaly
  14. 14. Fact Sources• acromegaly. ( 2012). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://school.eb.com/eb/article-9003588• drug 2012. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Retrieved 23 February 2012, from http://school.eb.com/eb/article-10969• Eckman, S. (2009, 11 23). Gigantism. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002157/ Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition, s.v. "drug," accessed February 23, 2012, http://school.eb.com/eb/article- 10969.• gigantism 2012. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Retrieved 23 February 2012, from http://school.eb.com/eb/article-9036788• Goyal, S. (n.d.). Gigantism. Retrieved from http://www.hxbenefit.com/gigantism-definition-symptoms- causes-treatment-and-acromegaly.html

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