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., ...More

CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.75, no.5, pp.678-684, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2011.04106.x
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.678-684

Abstract

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).