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World's tallest man STOPS growing

Last updated on: March 16, 2012 15:15 IST

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Sultan Kosen, the world's tallest man, has finally stopped growing, after he was treated at a United States hospital to control the production of growth hormone.

The 29-year-old -- at 8 feet 3 inches -- measures in Guinness World Records as the tallest living man.

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Kosen, who is from Turkey, received treatment at the University of Virginia Medical Centre in May 2010 for treatment for a disorder called acromegaly, which is usually caused by a tumour in the pituitary gland.

Special equipment was flown in from Sweden to fit Kosen's larger skull, according to doctors.

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According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, he was placed on a new medication that could potentially help control the production of growth hormone and stop his continued growth.

University officials now claim that Kosen has stopped growing.

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The treatment will be noted in the Guinness Book of World Records.

"He has done very, very well, fortunately," the Telegraph quoted Dr Jason Sheehan, a Universityof Virginia brain surgeon, as saying.

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