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Efficacy and Safety of a Somatostatin Analogue in Active Acromegaly

  • George Tolis
  • Angelos Yotis
  • Emilio del Pozo
  • Alan Harris
Part of the Serono Symposia, USA book series (SERONOSYMP)


Acromegaly has been associated, in the past, with chronic discomfort leading from invalidism to death. Partial or complete removal of the pituitary gland has been the preferred mode of therapy but if the growth hormone (GH) secreting tumor cannot be totally removed GH oversecretion will persist.


Growth Hormone Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pituitary Tumor Growth Hormone Secretion Acromegalic Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Tolis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Angelos Yotis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Emilio del Pozo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alan Harris
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Hippokrateion HospitalAthensGreece
  2. 2.Clinical ResearchSandoz Ltd.BasleSwitzerland

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