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what causes most cases of gigantism ? is it an inherited trait ?

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XS Growth Hormone: Pituitary gigantism is a rare disorder and typically is a sporadic and isolated condition. However, it can occur within the context of a coexisting disorder or arise according to a pattern of familial inheritance. Syndromes in which gigantism is a well-recognized feature include mccune albright syndrome, multiple endocrine neoplasia type i, and carney complex.

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