The place of pegvisomant in the management of acromegaly.

Abstract

Conventional treatments for acromegaly include surgery, radiotherapy, dopamine agonists and somatostatin (SMS) analogues, which effect disease control by lowering circulating growth hormone (GH). Due to variability in tumour characteristics, combinations of these treatment modalities leave a significant number of patients with sub-optimal serum GH and… (More)

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