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Oral Disorders Related to Acromegaly

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Oral Disorders Related to Acromegaly

Akram Belmehdi et al. Pan Afr Med J.

Abstract

Acromegaly is a rare disease caused due to hyper secretion of growth hormone. Most of the cases of acromegaly are caused by pituitary adenoma which can be microadenoma or macroadenomas. This condition has a tendency toward overgrowth of the mandible, maxillary widening, tooth separation and skeletal malocclusion which compromises the aesthetics of an individual. Hence dentists have a role in diagnosing this disorder. The aim of this paper is to present a case report of acromegaly.

Keywords: Oral disorders-acromegaly; growth hormones.

Conflict of interest statement

The authors declare no competing interests.

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Facial view: enlarged lips and nose
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Fingers appear thickened and stubby
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Macroglossia
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Intraoral view
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Orthopantomogram showing a generalized moderate bone loss, root fragment of 36 and hypercemoentosis (16,27,37 and 46)

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