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Synopsis

Development of abnormally large size due to the excessive growth of the long bones. Caused by hyperpituitarism before the completion of the normal ossification process (commonly seen in children).

This is in contrast to acromegaly, which results from hyperpituitarism after the completion of the ossification process (commonly seen in adults). Typically accompanied by muscular weakness and sexual impotence.

Most common cause is pituitary-associated gigantism.

Codes

ICD10CM:
E22.0 – Acromegaly and pituitary gigantism

SNOMEDCT:
80849007 – Gigantism

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