Acromegaly is an uncommon endocrinological disorder, which is rarely seen in patients presenting for orthodontic treatment. Herein, we report a patient who underwent orthognathic surgery and was diagnosed with acromegaly during the retention phase. During disease progression and treatment, gradual changes in the mandible and facial soft tissue were detected. General information and management of acromegaly are reviewed, and the role of orthodontists in the treatment of patients with acromegaly is discussed.
Lee, Szu-Ching; Kuang, Shou-Hsin; Yen, Yu-Shu; Lina, Shen-Chieh; and Wu, Tzu-Ying
"Unusual Skeletal Growth of an Adult Patient with Acromegaly: A 12 Year Follow-up After Orthognathic Surgery,"
Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics: Vol. 31:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://www.tjo.org.tw/tjo/vol31/iss3/4