Surgery for acromegaly: Evolution of the techniques and outcomes

  title={Surgery for acromegaly: Evolution of the techniques and outcomes},
  author={E. Laws},
  journal={Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders},
  • E. Laws
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
  • This paper presents an overview of the evolution of pituitary surgery for acromegaly. It begins with the first case, attempted in 1893, through the initial transsphenoidal successes in 1907–1910, to the development of effective craniotomy approaches, and ultimately to the resurrection of the transsphenoidal approach in the 1970s and thereafter. Today, the minimally endoscopic transnasal endoscopic approach is fast becoming the norm. Indications for surgery include active acromegaly, visual loss… CONTINUE READING
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