Acromegaly: Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Acromegaly

Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment, 1st Edition

By Aart Jan van der Lely, Albert Beckers, Adrian Daly, Steven W. Lamberts, David R. Clemmons

CRC Press

168 pages

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Description

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

About the Authors

van der Lely, Aart Jan; Beckers, Albert; Daly, Adrian; Lamberts, Steven W.; Clemmons, David R.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED000000
MEDICAL / General
MED027000
MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism