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Comparison of normal and acromegalic hands

Compared with the hands of a normal person (top), the hands of a patient with acromegaly (bottom) are enlarged; the fingers are widened, thickened, and stubby; and the soft tissue is thickened. St Bartholomew's Hospital Archives & Museum SBHB MU/14/1/4/2 Photo number: L0062533. Historic photograph restored by Douglas J Lanska MD. Courtesy of the Wellcome Library. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0).

Associated Disorders

  • Arthritis
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Colon cancer
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Sleep apnea