Clinical photo of man suffering from acromegaly

Clinical photo of man suffering from acromegaly

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Credit: JOHN RADCLIFFE HOSPITAL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Man suffering from acromegaly, a condition which results in an increase in the size of the hands, feet & face due to an excessive production of the growth hormone somatotrophin. The overproduction of the hormone is caused by a tumour of the anterior pituitary gland. The tumour can be treated with X-rays or surgically removed.

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Keywords: acromegaly, condition, disease, disorder, healthcare, medical, medicine

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