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May 28, 1982

Recurrence of Acromegaly After Pituitary Apoplexy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Werner, Shah, Kukreja, Miller, and Williams) and Nuclear Medicine (Drs Shah, Kukreja, and Williams), Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Veterans Administration West Side Medical Center and University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago.

JAMA. 1982;247(20):2816-2818. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320450050035

A 62-year-old woman with a history of acromegaly and an episode of pituitary apoplexy 18 years previously with subsequent biochemical and clinical inactivity of her acromegaly experienced a recurrence of active disease. Endocrine evaluation led to the discovery of hypopituitarism in association with hypersecretion of growth hormone. Patients with acromegaly and an episode of pituitary apoplexy with resultant inactive disease require long-term follow-up for the possibility of recurrence of active acromegaly.

(JAMA 1982;247:2816-2818)