OBJECTIVE: Previous studies of surgical treatment for acromegaly have used varied criteria for 'cure', but elevated GH levels are considered to be associated with continuing disease activity. We wished to analyse the results of transsphenoidal pituitary surgery for acromegaly and assess the longer-term outcome for patients not offered further treatment when post-operative levels of GH < 5 mU/l were achieved. DESIGN: We studied a retrospective group of patients who underwent transsphenoidal...Expand abstract
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Outcome of transsphenoidal surgery for acromegaly using strict criteria for surgical cure.
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