Treatment of acromegaly patients at the Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM): Experience Report


OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment of acromegaly patients at the Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro. METHODS: Cross-sectional and retrospective study of thirty cases treated over a period of two decades. RESULTS: 17 men (56.7%) aged 14-67 years and 13 women aged 14-86 years were analyzed. Twenty-one patients underwent transphenoidal surgery, whichwas associated with somatostatin receptor ligands in 11 patients (39.3%), somatostatin receptor ligands + radiotherapyin 5 patients (17.8%), radiotherapy in 3 patients (10.7%), and radiotherapy + somatostatin receptorligands + cabergoline in 1 patient (3.6%). Additionally, 2 patients underwent radiotherapy and surgeryalone. Six patients received somatostatin receptor ligands before surgery, and 2 were not treated due to refusal and death. Nine patients have died, and 20 are being followed; 13 (65%) have growth hormonelevels o1 ng/mL, and 11 have normal insulin-like growth factor 1 levels. CONCLUSION: The current treatment options enable patients seen in regional reference centers to achieve strict control parameters, which allows them to be treated close to their homes.

DOI: 10.6061/clinics/2017(04)05

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@inproceedings{Borges2017TreatmentOA, title={Treatment of acromegaly patients at the Federal University of Tri{\^a}ngulo Mineiro (UFTM): Experience Report}, author={Maria de F{\'a}tima Borges and Beatriz Hallal Jorge Lara and Jana{\'i}ne Machado Tom{\'e} and Leopoldo Prezia de Ara{\'u}jo and Fl{\'a}vio Cesar Lucas Bugiga and J{\'u}lio Cl{\'a}udio Sousa and Jacqueline Mendes Fonseca Soares and Roberto Alexandre Dezena and Beatriz Pires Ferreira}, booktitle={Clinics}, year={2017} }