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Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 188–190 | Cite as

Bilateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis occuring in an adult with acromegalic gigantism

  • A. Feydy
  • R. Y. Carlier
  • D. Mompoint
  • G. Rougereau
  • A. Patel
  • C. Vallée
Case Reports

Abstract

The etiology of slipped capital femoral epiphysis is still unknown. Traumatic, endocrine, toxic, and mechanical causes have all been hypothesized. It is well documented that the highest incidence occurs during the adolescent growth spurt, suggesting the role of an endocrine abnormality. We report a case that supports this hypothesis.

Keywords

Growth Hormone Articular Cartilage Acromegaly Growth Plate Hypopituitarism 

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© International Skeletal Society 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Feydy
    • 1
  • R. Y. Carlier
    • 1
  • D. Mompoint
    • 1
  • G. Rougereau
    • 2
  • A. Patel
    • 2
  • C. Vallée
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingRaymond Poincaré HospitalGarchesFrance
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryRaymond Poincaré HospitalGarchesFrance

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