Which physical findings are characteristic of hyperpituitarism?

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
  • Author: Alicia Diaz-Thomas, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Prolactinomas:

changes in visual fields

galactorrhea

 

Adrenocorticotrophinomas:

abnormally slow height velocity ( lack of normal expected increase in height)

weight gain

hypertension

hirsutism

violaceous striae

acanthosis nigricans

 

somatotrophinoma: 

tall stature- often disproportionate to mid parental height 

obesity

macrocephaly

large hands and feet

coarseness of facial features with frontal bossing and prognathism

ectopic PMI from left ventricular hypertrophy

skin tags


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