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Herniation of the Cerebellar Tonsils Associated with Acromegaly

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

A patient with acromegaly may develop herniation of the cerebellar tonsils, possibly due to expansion of intracranial structures. A patient with acromegaly and certain clinical findings should have brain imaging to detect cerebellar herniation. Successful treatment of the acromegaly is usually associated with reversal of findings.

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