In the name of Allah the Merciful

Acromegaly: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

Lewis S. Blevins Jr., Manish K. Aghi, 3031162579, 9783031162572, 978-3031162572

English | 2022 | PDF

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Reviewing the most current literature, this text is a guide to medical  decision-making regarding the diagnosis and treatment of patients with  acromegaly. The scope of the book is comprehensive, covering all  relevant facets of acromegaly, beginning with a history of the disorder  and a review of the somatotrophic axis. Etiology is then discussed,  including growth hormone secreting pituitary adenomas and other  neuroendocrine tumors. Subsequent chapters present imaging modalities  and diagnosis via radiology and clinical findings, as well as comorbid  symptoms such as sleep apnea, musculoskeletal considerations,  cardiovascular disorders, cancer and diabetes. Both medical and surgical  management chapters describe each in detail, including radiotherapy,  transsphenoidal surgery, somatostatin analogues and dopamine agonists.  Concluding chapters present long-term follow-up as well as an extended  selected patient story detailing life with the disease.
Bringing  together the latest in endocrinologic and neurosurgical evidence and  practice, Acromegaly will be the go-to resource for this challenging  condition for years to come.