CASE REPORT
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

Correspondence Address:
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
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/MJDRDYPU.MJDRDYPU_254_16

Rights and Permissions

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.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed661    
    Printed5    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded86    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal