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Unmasking the Diagnosis of Acromegaly

Jirayupa Paewponsong, Chutintorn Sriphrapradang

Keywords : Goiter, Growth hormone, Pituitary neoplasm, Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

Citation Information : Paewponsong J, Sriphrapradang C. Unmasking the Diagnosis of Acromegaly. World J Endoc Surg 2022; 14 (3):92-93.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1441

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-05-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


The diagnosis of acromegaly is still a difficult task, as the disease has a slow onset and progression, and some of its symptoms may resemble those of other common conditions. Delays in diagnosis are common. Moreover, due to the continuous requirement for mask-wearing in many healthcare settings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is crucial to conduct a comprehensive examination of each patient without a face mask.

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