Acromegaly pp 179-191 | Cite as

Associated Hypersecretion of Anterior Pituitary Hormones other than Growth Hormone in Acromegaly

  • G. Faglia
  • M. Arosio
  • M. Bassetti
  • P. Beck-Peccoz
  • L. Guglielmino
  • A. Spada
  • G. Medri
  • G. Piscitelli
  • G. Giannattasio
  • B. Ambrosi


Although patients showing typical features of acromegaly had been described (Fig. 1) prior to Pierre Marie’s report in 1886 (1–3), observations concerning clinical signs and symptoms assumably caused by hypersecretion of growth hormone (GH) and other pituitary hormones were reported only several years later.


Growth Hormone Pituitary Adenoma Secretory Granule Acromegalic Patient Growth Hormone Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Faglia
    • 1
  • M. Arosio
    • 1
  • M. Bassetti
    • 2
  • P. Beck-Peccoz
    • 1
  • L. Guglielmino
    • 1
  • A. Spada
    • 1
  • G. Medri
    • 1
  • G. Piscitelli
    • 1
  • G. Giannattasio
    • 2
  • B. Ambrosi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Endocrinology, School of MedicineUniversity of MilanMilanoItaly
  2. 2.CNR Center of Cytopharmacology, Department of PharmacologyUniversity of MilanMilanoItaly

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