Factors influencing mortality in acromegaly.

  title={Factors influencing mortality in acromegaly.},
  author={Ian M. Holdaway and Raja C. Rajasoorya and Greg D Gamble},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={89 2},
Studies of acromegaly have shown a doubling of mortality compared with the general population. With the development of new modalities of treatment, it has become important to identify prognostic factors relating to mortality. Between 1964 and 2000, 208 acromegalic patients were followed for a mean of 13 yr at Auckland Hospital. Treatment was by surgery or radionuclide pituitary implantation, and all except 27 patients received pituitary radiation. Over the duration of the study, 72 patients… CONTINUE READING
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