This book reviews the pathophysiology and physical manifestations of acromegaly and discusses the multiple treatment options now available for the management of the patient with acromegaly. The book contains an ample number of illustrations that help to emphasize points of particular interest, including radiological, histopathological, and physical diagnosis images. Sections are devoted to detailing important topics including determinants of pathological effects of disease activity in acromegaly, individual therapeutic choices and criteria for diagnosis, and disease control.
Table of Contents
History of Acromegaly and Gigantism. The Pituitary Gland: Normal Growth Hormone & Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 Secretion. Acromegaly: Epidemiology, Pathology & Complications. Diagnosis of Acromegaly. The Management of Acromegaly: Surgery.
The Management of Acromegaly: Somatostatin Analogs. The Management of Acromegaly: Growth Hormone Receptor Antagonist. The Management of Acromegaly: Dopamine Agonists.
The Management of Acromegaly: Radiotherapy
van der Lely, Aart Jan; Beckers, Albert; Daly, Adrian; Lamberts, Steven W.; Clemmons, David R.