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[OCOSH Code: D005877 80849007 E22.0 BD_EBD_GI]

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Patient Information on the subject of Gigantism OCOSH Code C05.116.099.492_bd_dbd_gi
OCOSH Code: C05.116.099.492_bd_dbd_gi

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Bilateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis occuring in an adult with acromegalic gigantism

Location: http://www.springerlink.com/content/d7dxxvcumdj8cvbv/

Abstract The etiology of slipped capital femoral epiphysis is still unknown. Traumatic, endocrine, toxic, and mechanical causes have all been hypothesized. It is well documented that the highest incidence occurs during the adolescent growth spurt, suggesting the role of an endocrine abnormality. We report a case that supports this hypothesis Skeletal...
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Dwarfism and gigantism in historical picture postcards

Location: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1296707

Abstract A collection of 893 historical picture postcards from 1900 to 1935, depicting dwarfs and giants, was analysed from medical and psychosocial viewpoints. In conditions such as 'bird headed dwarfism', achondroplasia, cretinism, so-called Aztecs or pinheads, Grebe chondrodysplasia, and acromegalic gigantism, the disorder could be diagnosed easily. In hypopituitary dwarfism, exact...
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macrodystrophic lipomatosis CHORUS

Location: http://chorus.rad.mcw.edu/doc/01168.html

* focal gigantism
* usually in the 2nd and 3rd digits in the hand
* may see increased fat in the soft tissues
* bone & soft-tissue overgrowth
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Overgrowth management in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber and proteus syndromes

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Abstract Twenty-eight patients with limb overgrowth and the diagnosis of Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber or Proteus syndromes were evaluated retrospectively. These disorders are part of the phakomatosis spectrum of syndromes. The orthopedic problems consisted of asymmetric limb overgrowth, localized gigantism, angular deformities, scoliosis, vascular malformations, and skin anomalies. Systemic abnormalities are common and deserve...
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