Last reviewed 06/2022
This may be the result of pituitary acidophil cell hypersecretion.
When this condition occurs in childhood then there is stimulation of epiphyseal growth. Patients are excessively tall; and often there is associated sexual immaturity and mental retardation.
Slipping of the upper femoral epiphysis may occur.
Gigantism may rarely be seen in other conditions such as sclerosteosis