the tallest man in the world photoGigantism - pathological enhancing growth. The reason of gigantism is not clear, pathogenesis associated with increased production of growth hormone by the anterior lobe of the pituitary. The appearance of the patient is characterized by predominant elongation of the limbs, especially the lower, as compared with the body (Fig). Head seems small. Psychics often approaching the child. Marked impotence or weakening of potency in men and infertility in women.
Treatment with radiotherapy interstitial-pituitary area. To improve the function of sexual glands and hormonal therapy.