pituitary gigantism

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Woman Who Couldn't Stop Growing Dead at 34

Tanya Angus was 7-foot-2 at the time of her death

(Newser) - As a teenager growing up in Las Vegas, Tanya Angus strutted along fashion runways. She was 5 feet 8 inches tall. But at the time of her death Monday, the 34-year-old Angus stood 7 feet 2 inches and weighed about 400 pounds. She was a victim of a rare disorder... More »

World's Tallest Man Wants to Meet 'Lots of Girls'

Sultan Kosen is more than 8 feet tall

(Newser) - The world's new tallest man, Sultan Kosen, is in it for the chicks. "I want a car that I can fit in, but more than that I want to get married," says the 27-year-old Turk. The 8-foot-1-inch Kosen, who has pituitary gigantism, also nabbed the 2010 Guinness... More »

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