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As compared with the hand of a normal person (left), the hand of a patient with acromegaly (right) is enlarged
I know an Irishman whose hands are enormous and he's got fingers like sausages.
Handshake diagnosed brain tumour A GP diagnosed a rare brain tumour just by shaking a man's hand. Mark Gurrieri, 36, from Loughton, Essex, was working in a restaurant when a friend introduced him to his dining partner, Dr Chris Britt. The GP said he knew something was wrong when he shook Mr Gurrieri's large, spongy feeling hand. Mr Gurrieri underwent tests and was found to have acromegaly - caused by a tumour in the pituitary gland which leads to excess growth hormone. The condition is seen in just three people per million, and can have serious effects if left undiagnosed.
Any fan of South Park knows that Eric Theodore Cartman isn't fat. He's big boned.