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Tongue in acromegaly

Tongue in acromegaly

Acromegaly

Acromegaly

 

  • Acromegaly occurs in adults with pituitary adenoma, which produces growth hormone.
  • Besides the increase in proximal parts of the body, the growth hormone leads to organomegaly.
  • The tongue is considerably enlarged.
  • Hypertrophy of the muscle and tongue papillae make the surface uneven and rough.

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