Heart in gigantism

Heart in gigantism

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Caption: Heart in gigantism. Gross specimen of the heart of a patient who had the growth disorder gigantism (acromegaly). This condition arises from excess growth hormone production by the pituitary gland. One of the consequences can be an enlarged heart and generally poor heart function.

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