Acromegalic hands

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones
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Acromegalic hands

As compared with the hand of a normal person (left), the hand of a patient with acromegaly (right) is enlarged, the fingers are widened, thickened and stubby, and the soft tissue is thickened.

Photos of acromegalic patients from wikimedia commons and wikipedia.org (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acromegaly)Acromegalic hands
Source: "Acromegaly."{ Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 2008, 3:17. doi:10.1186/1750-1172-3-17
Permission: This file is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0
Original file: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Acromegaly_hands.JPEGAcromegalic facies

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rID: 36248
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 8th Sep 2015
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