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Growth Disorders and Acromegaly

Edited by Ahmed R.G.

Beni-Suef University


Ahmet Uçar

University of Health Sciences

The first two years of life represent a transition period when growth changes from predominantly growth hormone (GH) independent to GH dependent. This book, Growth Disorders and Acromegaly, includes two parts. The first part consists of five chapters that illustrate the nature, causes, types, signs, and symptoms of GH deficiency (GHD) and fetal growth restriction. It describes the impact of GH and its deficiency on different biological systems in children and adults. Also, this book assesses the role of human GH (hGH) and insulin-growth factor1 (IGF-1) gene families during pregnancy. This book offers several novel insights of GH in male reproductive health. The second part consists of three chapters that show the pegvisomant, colorectal neoplasms in acromegaly, epidemiology and underlying mechanisms, and the surgical managements of acromegaly. Finally, this book will be of interest to scientists, embryologists, neuroendocrinologists, neurotoxicologists, and physicians who follow recent developments in the field of growth disorders.

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Growth Disorders and AcromegalyEdited by Ahmed R.G.

Published: April 29th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78180

ISBN: 978-1-83880-584-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-583-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-585-2

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Introductory Chapter: Growth Disorders

By Ahmed R.G.


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2. Growth Hormone Deficiency: Is It Just a Problem of Growth Impairment? Part I

By Jesús Devesa


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3. Growth Hormone Deficiency: Is It Just a Problem of Growth Impairment? Part II

By Jesús Devesa


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4. Fetal Growth Restriction

By Edurne Mazarico Gallego, Ariadna Torrecillas Pujol, Alex Joan Cahuana Bartra and Maria Dolores Gómez Roig


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5. The Role of the Human Growth Hormone Gene Family in Pregnancy

By Hugo A. Barrera-Saldaña, Belinda M. Contreras-Garza and Silvia A. Barrera-Barrera


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6. Growth Hormone and Insulin-like Growth Factor-I: Novel Insights into the Male Reproductive Health

By Mayank Choubey


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7. Pegvisomant in Acromegaly and Gigantism

By Claire Briet, Valentine Suteau and Patrice Rodien


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8. Colorectal Neoplasm in Acromegaly: Epidemiology and Underlying Mechanisms

By Masaaki Yamamoto and Yutaka Takahashi


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9. The Surgical Management of Acromegaly

By John L. Kilgallon and Edward R. Laws


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