ALBERT WEINSTEIN, M.D.
There is ordinarily no difficulty associated with the diagnosis of typical acromegaly. Following the classical descriptions by Marie,1 the disorder became recognized as one of rather frequent occurrence. Nevertheless, the treatment of acromegaly has remained unsatisfactory. Occasionally the underlying pathological changes in the pituitary are such that the symptoms and signs are chiefly those of a space-occupying, hypophyseal tumor. Under such circumstances and especially when vision is threatened by pressure on the optic chiasma, the inclination is to regard and treat the disorder from the view-point of tumor formation rather than hormonal dysfunction. On the other hand, when signs of
WEINSTEIN A. THE RESPONSE OF ACROMEGALY TO DEEP ROENTGEN-RAY THERAPY: A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:715–721. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-4-715
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