MICHAEL M. RITTER, M.D.; WERNER O. RICHTER, M.D.; PETER SCHWANDT, M.D.
To the editor: An association between neoplastic lesions in the colon and acromegaly has been reported (1-3). To the best of our knowledge we report the first instance of two cases of synchronous colonic cancer 12 years after successful surgery for acromegaly.
A 61-year-old white woman had been well until 17 years ago when she noticed a change in appearance and that her wedding ring, her old gloves, shoes, and hats had become too tight. Five years later the typical features of acromegaly, including carpal tunnel syndrome, macroglossia, a deep voice, and a 7-year history of oligomenorrhea were present. The
RITTER MM, RICHTER WO, SCHWANDT P. Acromegaly and Colon Cancer. Ann Intern Med. ;106:636–637. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-4-636
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(4):636-637.
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