Cerebral aneurysm and acromegaly: A case report

Section of Endocrinology, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Advanced Therapies, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.
Journal of endocrinological investigation (Impact Factor: 1.45). 10/2004; 27(8):770-3. DOI: 10.1007/BF03347521
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Few cases are reported concerning the association between cerebral aneurysms and acromegaly, and this is the first case report documenting an increase in diameter of a cerebral aneurysm in persistent acromegaly. Persistently elevated GH plasma levels might promote an increase in diameter of cerebral aneurysms. An accurate follow-up in acromegalic patients is important, especially concerning the cerebrovascular system. Establishing the effectiveness and usefulness of this strategy will require future prospective studies.

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