A prospective analysis of 151 cases of patients with acromegaly operated by one neurosurgeon: a follow-up of more than 23 years.

@article{Abbassioun2006APA,
  title={A prospective analysis of 151 cases of patients with acromegaly operated by one neurosurgeon: a follow-up of more than 23 years.},
  author={Kazem Abbassioun and M Amirjamshidi and Ahmad Mehrazin and I Khalatbary and M Keynama and H Bokai and Mehry Abdollahi},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2006},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={26-31; discussion 31}
}
BACKGROUND Transsphenoidal adenomectomy has been the accepted surgical management for treatment of growth hormone (GH)-secreting pituitary adenomas. Although the goal of treatment might be to keep the GH level in the reference range, the actual definition of success in control of acromegaly is not yet clear. METHODS The aim of this study was to analyze prospectively the result of transsphenoidal adenoctomy performed over 23-year period by a single neurosurgeon in one center. The analysis has… CONTINUE READING
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