Presurgical treatment with somatostatin analogs in patients with acromegaly: effects on the remission and complication rates.

@article{Losa2006PresurgicalTW,
  title={Presurgical treatment with somatostatin analogs in patients with acromegaly: effects on the remission and complication rates.},
  author={Marco Losa and Pietro Mortini and Laura Urbaz and Paolo Ribotto and Tristana Castrignan{\'o} and Massimo Giovanelli},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={104 6},
  pages={899-906}
}
OBJECT The question of whether preoperative therapy with somatostatin analogs can improve surgical outcome in acromegaly has not been definitively answered. In this paper, the authors report the effects of preoperative treatment with somatostatin analogs in a large sample of patients with acromegaly. METHODS Between 1990 and 2003, 399 consecutive patients with acromegaly underwent surgery at the Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele. Thirty-three patients who had previously undergone surgery or… CONTINUE READING