Acromegaly is a rare disease. Improvements in lifespan in these patients have recently been reported due to transsphenoidal surgery (TSS), advances in medical therapy, and strict criteria for defining disease remission. This document reports the opinions of a group of Italian experts who have gathered together their prolonged clinical experience in the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of acromegaly patients. Both GH and IGF-I (only IGF-I in those treated with Pegvisomant) are needed in the diagnosis and follow-up. Comorbidities (cardio-cerebrovascular disease, sleep apnea, metabolic derangement, neoplasms, and bone/joint disease) should be specifically addressed. Any newly diagnosed patient should be referred to a multidisciplinary team experienced in the treatment of pituitary adenomas.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders - Drug Targets|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Immunology and Allergy