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Who is Li standard meirenpeizai, acromegaly caused by pituitary tumor, lips, eyes and nose, hands and feet are very large, at the same time,

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Who is Li standard meirenpeizai, acromegaly caused by pituitary tumor, lips, eyes and nose, hands and feet are very large, at the same time, the vision has been greatly affected, almost forget she was beautiful.

One day in 2013, Li suddenly headache, dizziness, fainting on the road. Initially, Xiao Li thought it was heatstroke, did not care. However, it was not long before her headache became more and more serious, and sometimes she could not sleep. But the nightmare is still behind the mirror, Li found that his lips became thick, eyes and nose is not short and become swelling, hypertrophy, rough skin, originally handsome face became rough. In desperation, Li went to Tangdu Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Jia Dong, director of treatment, after a CT scan, confirmed that she has a long pituitary adenoma, after discussion, Xiao Li must be implemented to restore the craniotomy. After examination, to determine the operation of the program, in February 2014, for her successful removal of the 3.5 cm size pituitary adenoma, and now, Xiao Li is also in the recovery period.

Director Jia Dong said that the pituitary adenoma Li, making her growth hormone (GH) secretion caused by the excessive, acromegaly, facial features and limbs have been enlarged, and the tumor growth to optic nerve compression, has affected her eyesight. If not treated in time, there will be more serious consequences, and even life-threatening.

There are three kinds of treatment methods for pituitary adenomas, including surgical treatment, drug therapy and gamma knife radiosurgery. These three methods are suitable for patients with different pituitary adenomas. Like Li's case, the tumor diameter has been greater than 3cm, and the appearance of a decreased visual acuity, the effect of surgical resection is more obvious.

Here, director Jia Dong remind everyone, once the headache and accompanied by symptoms of vision loss, to be vigilant, as soon as possible to the hospital for a comprehensive examination, a clear cause, active treatment.

 

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