Title: Radiogrammetry of the soft tissue at the index finger in acromegaly
Authors: Dequeker, Jan ×
Geussens, P
De Proft, G
Bouillon, Roger #
Issue Date: Sep-1979
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: Clinical radiology vol:30 issue:5 pages:517-9
Abstract: Measurements of the soft-tissue width and phalanx width at the index finger were made in 30 acromegalic patients and compared with values obtained in a large control population. The width of the phalanx, total finger width and soft-tissue thickness are significantly larger than expected and the soft-tissue index values are significantly lower than expected. An important overlap between normal and acromegalic values is found for the soft-tissue index and width of the proximal phalanx. The measurement which best discriminates acromegalics from normal is the total finger width. The soft-tissue thickness parameter is also very sensitive for the detection of acromegalic changes and has the advantage of not being sex and age dependent.
ISSN: 0009-9260
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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