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.