Comparison of primary octreotide-lar and surgical treatment in newly diagnosed patients with acromegaly

Karaca Z., Tanriverdi F., Elbuken G., Cakir I., Donmez H., Selcuklu A., ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, cilt.75, ss.678-684, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 75 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2011.04106.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.678-684


Objective The primary aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of Oct-LAR and surgery in terms of controlling IGF-1 and GH levels and tumour volumes. The second aim was to compare two primary treatment modalities in terms of side effects such as pituitary insufficiency, cholelithiasis, metabolic parameters and the effect on quality of life (QoL).