An endocrine disease
- Growth hormone level
- insulin growth factor
- Abnormal bone growth
- Pituitary MRI may show the tumour
- Tests may show an enlarged heart
- OCTREOTIDE- may control growth hormone release in patients in some people
- PEGVISOMANT- directly blocks the effects of growth hormone. Can improve the symptoms.
- These medication could be used before or after the surgery.
Pituitary surgery is most successful in patients depending on the size of tumour. Without the treatments the symptoms will get worse and cardiovascular diseases could increase
Radiation therapy is usually done for the people who have some tumour remaining after the surgery. Radiation leads to a lowering of Growth hormone and it could lower down the hormone level