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Year: 2018  Vol. 22   Num. 3  - July/Sept - (22º)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1603619
Hearing Loss in Acromegaly - A Review
Liane Sousa Teixeira, Isabelle Braz de Oliveira Silva, Andre Luiz Lopes Sampaio, Carlos Augusto Pires de Oliveira, Fayez Bahamad Júnior
Key words:
deafness - acromegaly - hearing loss

Introduction Acromegaly is a chronic disease caused by growth hormone (GH) excess due to a GH-secreting pituitary adenoma in most cases. There is reasonable data to presume the possible influence of chronic GH and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) hyperproduction on the anatomical structures involved in normal sound perception, and on its conductive and/or sensorineural part.

Objectives To review the literature about acromegaly and hearing loss.

Data Synthesis A systematic literature search was performed using the MEDLINE database, including hand-searching reference lists from original articles. The search was performed using the terms hearing loss and acromegaly, and only 5 studies were found.

Conclusion The results are not consistent, but led to different conclusions. Therefore, more studies with greater numbers of patients with acromegaly are needed.

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