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Acromegaly due to growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma

Acromegaly due to growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma: Introduction

Acromegaly due to growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma: Pituitary adenomas are benign monoclonal neoplasms of the anterior pituitary gland, accounting for approximately 15% of intracranial tumors. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acromegaly due to growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma is available below.

Symptoms of Acromegaly due to growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma

Treatments for Acromegaly due to growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma

  • Gamma knife radiosurgery is effective for patients with acromegaly where the pituitary tumors invaded the cavernous sinus. Transsphenoidal surgery and/or craniotomy with occasional medication of octreotide to reduce tumor size as well as hormonal levels
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Causes of Acromegaly due to growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma

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Prognosis for Acromegaly due to growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma

Prognosis for Acromegaly due to growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma: Forty percent of the patients showed hormonal normalization at 2 years, with the median being 31 months. Similarly, 50% of the patients demonstrated normalization of GH and IGF-I at 36 months.

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  1. Acromegaly due to growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Prognosis
 

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