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28 Feb 2026

Last Reviewed

1 Mar 2023

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Activity Description

Acromegaly is a disorder caused by excessive growth hormone production from the anterior pituitary gland, resulting in excessive growth of body tissues and other metabolic dysfunctions. The causes of acromegaly can be divided into primary GH excess, ectopic or iatrogenic GH excess, and excess growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH). Adult patients with acromegaly have the characteristic facial features of a large lower jaw, a prominent forehead, and large hands and feet. This occurs after the growth plates are fused, distinguishing acromegaly from gigantism, which occurs before the fusion of growth plates. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of acromegaly and highlights the interprofessional team's role in providing care to patients affected by this condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Contrast the two major etiologies of acromegaly.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of acromegaly.
  • Describe how to evaluate a patient with acromegaly.
  • Outline a well-coordinated, interprofessional team approach to provide optimal care to patients with acromegaly.


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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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This activity is reported to the following Maintenance of Certification (MOC) boards:
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Head & Neck
American Board of Pathology
  • Endocrine
  • Molecular Genetic Pathology
  • Soft Tissue & Bone
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Endocrinology

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  2. Review the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Study the educational content in the activity.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment.
  6. Obtain a certificate.

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