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Obstructive Sleep Apnea as the Initial Manifestation of Acromegaly

A Ghabeli Joubari, Fariborz R Talab, M Akbari Rad, Abdollah Firoozi, Fariba Rezaeetalab

Keywords : Acromegaly, Sleep apnea, Sleep-disordered breathing

Citation Information : Joubari AG, Talab FR, Rad MA, Firoozi A, Rezaeetalab F. Obstructive Sleep Apnea as the Initial Manifestation of Acromegaly. Indian Sleep Med 2017; 12 (2):21-23.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10069-0005

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is the most common type of sleep disorder, a chronic condition characterized by frequent episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep. There are serious complications associated with this condition, varying from different respiratory complications, neuropsychiatric disturbances to increased risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disorders. The OSAS frequently occurs in acromegaly patients with a high prevalence rate of 20 to 50%. The symptoms of sleep apnea, including snoring, tiredness, and excessive daytime sleepiness, are often reversible with an appropriate treatment strategy. We report here a middle-aged woman with excessive snoring and severe headaches caused by sleep apnea as a first sign, years before definite diagnosis of acromegaly.


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