A rare association between acromegaly and pheochromocytoma.

Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Alberta, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The American Journal of Surgery (Impact Factor: 2.41). 09/2001; 182(2):185-7. DOI: 10.1016/S0002-9610(01)00678-X
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ABSTRACT The occurrence of multiple endocrine tumors is rare; however, they may be found with hereditary diseases such as multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN). The endocrine tumors involved with these diseases are well documented. We present a case of a patient with a pheochromocytoma and a growth hormone (GH) secreting pituitary adenoma. This association is not described with any of the known MEN syndromes. The association may be a cross-over MEN syndrome or a secondarily induced GH-secreting pituitary adenoma from a pheochromocytoma producing growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) instead of catecholamines.

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