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A 55-year-old female asked:

212 igf-1 (191);repeat 218; no sx acromegaly but recently diagnosed with cardiomyopathy; coincidental or should i get mri to rule out pituitary tumor?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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33 years experience
NO PITUITARY MRI!: Hi. Those IGF-1's would be normal for a 55 yo woman. Cardiomyopathy has a million and one causes, and acromegaly is WAY DOWN the list of likely causes. Pituitary is classic for "incidentalomas" - masses found incidentally, most of which have no bearing on disease. So you have NO biochemical evidence of acromegaly. Whatcha gonna do if a pituitary tumor IS found? Send a surgeon in??? I hope not!
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