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Woman with one of worst cases of gigantism dies

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 3_Octave_Fart, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Very sad.

    A woman who suffered from a rare condition which made her grow into a 6ft 11ins giant has died suddenly at the age of 34.

    Tanya Angus, from Las Vegas, spent the last 12 years trying to find a cure for her acromegaly, which meant she couldn't stop growing.

    Until the age of 21, Tanya was just 5ft 8ins tall and weighed 130lbs. She rode horses, went dancing and had a boyfriend.

    But a tumour became wrapped around her pituitary gland, causing massive amounts of growth hormone to be released into her body.

    Tanya, who became wheelchair-bound, had the most extreme form of acromegaly ever seen, growing to nearly 7ft tall, and more than 400lbs.

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