Medical therapy of acromegaly in Turkey


Çelik O. C., Kadioglu P.

JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION, vol.33, no.8, pp.592-598, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf03346654
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.592-598
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Acromegaly is associated with multiple co-morbidities and risk of premature mortality. Mortality rate of acromegalic patients is similar to that of the general population when normal GH levels are achieved. Surgery is the mainstay of acromegaly but when surgery fails to achieve disease control, or when surgery is impossible or contraindicated, patients are offered medical therapy and/or radiotherapy. Current medical therapy modalities were revised in this short review.
Type: Journal article
 
Acromegaly is associated with multiple co-morbidities and risk of premature mortality. Mortality rate of acromegalic patients is similar to that of the general population when normal GH levels are achieved. Surgery is the mainstay of acromegaly but when surgery fails to achieve disease control, or when surgery is impossible or contraindicated, patients are offered medical therapy and/or radiotherapy. Current medical therapy modalities were revised in this short review. (J. Endocrinol. Invest. 33: 592-598, 2010) (C) 2010, Editrice Kurtis