Acromegaly

What is acromegaly (GH-secreting adenoma)?

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Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that develops when your pituitary gland produces too much hormone in your adulthood. They are adenomas, or benign tumors that originate in gland tissue. They secrete growth hormone (GH) and cause patients to develop coarsening of their facial features, enlargement of the hands and feet, and other symptoms.

Why rely on Washington University to treat acromegaly (GH-secreting adenoma)?

Our dedicated Washington University Pituitary Center provides a multidisciplinary experience with comprehensive evaluation and treatment for a variety of pituitary disorders and conditions. Washington University neurosurgeons are recognized as regional and national leaders for the treatment of pituitary tumors like acromegaly.

Treatment 

Neurosurgeons and other specialists in the Washington University Pituitary Center provide a full range of treatments, including minimally invasive endoscopic tumor removal, open surgical techniques when needed, medical therapies, and radiation-based therapies, including Gamma knife radiosurgery, proton beam therapy, and fractionated radiation therapy. The Center also runs several cutting-edge clinical trials to discover new treatments and advance the field. The collaborative surgical team, consisting of neurosurgery and otolaryngology, uses an advanced intraoperative MRI system that provides precise imaging of the tumor and maximizes the extent of safe tumor removal.