Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 465-467

Acromegaly presenting as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, TNMC and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Jyotsna M Joshi
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, TNMC and BYL Nair Hospital, 2nd Floor, OPD Building, AL Nair Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra
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A 52-year-old female presented with a history of snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness for 3 years. On evaluation with polysomnography, she was confirmed as a case of severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Macroglossia and enlargement of fingers and toes aroused suspicion; extending the evaluation to be ultimately confirmed as a case of acromegaly; changing the management protocols. Acromegaly, though a rare endocrine disorder which results from excessive secretion of growth hormone in adults, has a high prevalence of OSAS. We report one such rare case of acromegaly which initially presented to us as a case of OSAS.

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