What is included in the long-term monitoring of growth hormones (GH) excess in McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS)?

Updated: Jan 17, 2019
  • Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Individuals with GH excess should be monitored for signs of increased tumor growth and subsequent effect on visual acuity. Repeat magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pituitary should be obtained at intervals to ensure adequate suppression of adenoma growth. Medical therapy can be optimized by periodically measuring levels of GH, IGF-1, or both.


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