A very tall woman with gigantism (acromegaly)

A very tall woman with gigantism (acromegaly)

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Caption: Acromegaly (gigantism). Sandy Allen, a very tall woman, pictured with her family. Excessive height may be due to acromegaly, as in this case. It is a condition of abnormal growth due to an oversecretion of the growth hormone somatotrophin by the pituitary gland during childhood.

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Keywords: acromegaly, condition, disease, disorder, giant, giant woman, gigantism, healthcare, medical, medicine, woman

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