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An unusual cure for acromegaly


Kohler, Sibylle; Tschopp, Oliver; Bernays, René Ludwig; Schmid, Christoph (2012). An unusual cure for acromegaly. BMJ Case Reports, 2012:online.

Abstract

The authors present the case of a 30-year-old female patient with acromegaly whose disease had not been cured after transcranial neurosurgery, two transsphenoidal surgeries and stereotactic radiosurgery. She required treatment with octreotide and pegvisomant to normalise growth hormone levels. Seven years after the diagnosis of acromegaly, she noticed acute vision loss in her left eye and presented with meningism. She had an intrasellar abscess which was confirmed and treated by surgical drainage. As a result of the abscess, she was cured of acromegaly and able to discontinue both octreotide and pegvisomant.

Abstract

The authors present the case of a 30-year-old female patient with acromegaly whose disease had not been cured after transcranial neurosurgery, two transsphenoidal surgeries and stereotactic radiosurgery. She required treatment with octreotide and pegvisomant to normalise growth hormone levels. Seven years after the diagnosis of acromegaly, she noticed acute vision loss in her left eye and presented with meningism. She had an intrasellar abscess which was confirmed and treated by surgical drainage. As a result of the abscess, she was cured of acromegaly and able to discontinue both octreotide and pegvisomant.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurosurgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Endocrinology and Diabetology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:21 Feb 2013 09:29
Last Modified:21 Nov 2017 16:32
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN:1757-790X
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr.02.2012.5833
PubMed ID:22962372

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