Selective pituitary tumor apoplexy apparently reversed acromegaly in Governor Pio Pico between 1858 and 1873

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Authors:Login, Ivan, Department of NeurologyUniversity of Virginia Login, JessicaWashington Elementary School; Alameda, California Bennett, Jason, Claude Moore Health Sciences LibraryUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

A newly obtained photograph of Pio Pico c.1873 appears to demonstrate that virtually all signs of his previous acromegaly have disappeared suggesting that his pituitary tumor had already regressed by this date. This new information implies that his tumor likely infarcted between 1858 and 1873 instead of the much later date, about 1890. Thus, Pio Pico may have been the biological father of the two boys, Ranulfo Romero born 1862 and Alfredo Romero born 1871.

Keywords:
Pio Pico, acromegaly, pituitary tumor, tumor apoplexy, pituitary tumor apoplexy
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Source Citation:

Login, Ivan, Jessica Login, and Jason Bennett. "Selective pituitary tumor apoplexy apparently reversed acromegaly in Governor Pio Pico between 1858 and 1873." Pituitary 13.3 (2010): 287-288. Available: ["http://www.springerlink.com/content/5133k6g2v0263wg2/"].

Publisher:
Springer
Published Date:
2010
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