March 12, 2010

Living With Giantism: How It Feels to Be Huge

By Kelley Luckstein

…Igor Vovkovinskiy, 27, at 7 feet 8 inches tall, has one of today's most dramatic cases. "Some days, I feel like I don't belong anywhere on this planet," Vovkovinskiy said. "Everything is too short, too small, not comfortable, not made for me."…


"You can cure it," said Dr. Todd Nippoldt at the division of endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. "Surgery can cure acromegaly as long as the entire tumor is removed and there isn't any residual tumor that occurs."


ABC Nightline,3/11/2010

Tags: Dr. Todd Nippoldt, Endocrinology / Diabetes, giantism

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