Growth Hormone Tumors (Acromegaly)
When the pituitary gland malfunctions, it can overproduce growth hormones that spur the development of a tumor. The tumor may go undiagnosed for years because symptoms are subtle or not normally correlated with cancer. Common symptoms include swelling of the hands and feet, protruding jaw, hardened facial features, increased perspiration, deepening of the voice, enlargements of organs, headaches, and high blood pressure.
Best in Care
The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the-art facility for adults and children affected by growth hormone tumors. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that identify and remove tumors with immense accuracy. These advanced techniques pinpoint affected tissue with millimeter precision, enabling our surgeons to remove the tumor or reduce its size and return normal function of the pituitary gland. Minimally invasive endoscopic approaches allow tumor removal through the nasal cavity. Recovery is quicker, because no incision is made.