Primary medical therapy for acromegaly.

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Abstract

There is now considerable evidence that the clinical outcome in patients with acromegaly can be improved very substantially by means of better surgical expertise and effective medical therapies used in a flexible and innovative manner. Medical therapy alone in patients who have not undergone surgery or radiotherapy (primary medical therapy) offers the prospect of near normalisation of GH/IGF-I levels together with substantial tumour shrinkage in a significant number of patients.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-99
Number of pages13
JournalClinical Endocrinology
Volume58
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2003