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Can you tell me how could one treat acromegaly to become healthy?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht answered

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Stepwise approach: Hi. Acromegaly is treated first by pituitary surgery. The tumors are often big and incompletely resected. Follow up can be with radiation (e.g., gamma knife) and/or somatostatin analog (e.g., octreotide, lanreotide) +/- pegvisomant. Follow IGF-1. Good luck!

Answered 7/7/2014



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