Treatment of acromegaly by endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery: surgical experience in 214 cases and cure rates according to current consensus criteria

@article{Hazer2013TreatmentOA,
  title={Treatment of acromegaly by endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery: surgical experience in 214 cases and cure rates according to current consensus criteria},
  author={Derya Burcu Hazer and Serhat Işık and Dilek Sensoz Berker and Serdar G{\"u}ler and Alper G{\"u}rlek and Taşkın Y{\"u}cel and Mustafa Berker},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={119 6},
  pages={1467-77}
}
OBJECT Acromegaly is a disease that has significant morbidity and mortality related to high levels of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), and is usually caused by pituitary adenomas. The goal in this study was to investigate the role of endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery and surgical experience in the treatment of GH adenoma cases in relation to surgical results and hormonal cure rates, and to perform a review of the literature. METHODS The authors present a… CONTINUE READING

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