Evaluation of temporal bone computed tomography and paranasal sinuses magnetic resonance images in acromegalic patients.

OBJECTIVE: Acromegaly is a rare disease, which symptoms are caused by excess secretion of a growth hormone (GH) from the anterior pituitary benign tumor - adenoma. Authors present an evaluation of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) images of temporal bone and paranasal sinuses of patients with acromegaly.

CONCLUSIONS: 1. In all patients with acromegaly, morphological changes in paranasal sinuses were shown. They were mostly pronounced within the maxillary sinuses including the mucosa thickening up to 6 mm and encysted fluid occurrence. 2. CT of temporal bone did not reveal structural changes of internal and median ear. 3. There is a need for further studies on hearing impairment in patients with acromegaly.

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