hca220 week 9 Final Project on Acromegaly - Final Project on Acromegaly Jessica Weller HCA\/220 Tammy Williams Introduction on Acromegaly Table of

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Jessica Weller HCA/220 Tammy Williams April 29, 2014 Final Project on Acromegaly
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Introduction on Acromegaly
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General Description/Incidence Signs and Symptoms Signs and Symptoms from clinical manifestations Advanced stage physical characteristics Diagnosis of Acromegaly Prognosis Functional Impact Imaging Findings of Acromegaly Table of Contents
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Incidence Average age at diagnosis is 40 No difference between women and men Between 40 and 130 cases per million General Description Cause is presence of tumor on pituitary gland Hypersecretion of growth hormone Serious health consequences Mortality rate is 2-3 times higher General Description/Incidence
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1) Acral enlargement is 86% 2) Maxillofacial changes is 74% 3) Excessive sweating is 48% 4) Headache is 40% 5) Fatigue is 26% 6) Weight gain is 18% Signs and Symptoms
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1. Mass effects of the tumor •. Headache •. Visual field defects •. Hyperprolactinemia •. Pituitary Stalk section •. Hypopituitarism •. Hypothyroidism 2 . Systemic effects of GH/IGF-I excess Visceromegaly Soft tissue and skin changes Thickening of acral parts Kidney stones Colon polyps Hyperhidrosis/Oily texture 3. Cardiovascular features Hypertrophy Coronary disease Hypertension Cardiomyopathy SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ACROMEGALY/ CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS
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4. Metabolic features
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