Place of Preoperative Treatment of Acromegaly with Somatostatin Analog on Surgical Outcome: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisReport as inadecuate




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Transsphenoidal neurosurgery is the accepted first-line treatment of acromegaly in the majority of patients. Previous studies addressing preoperative somatostatin analog SSA treatment and subsequent surgical cure rates are conflicting, reporting either benefits or no significant differences.



Author: Francisco Pita-Gutierrez, Sonia Pertega-Diaz, Salvador Pita-Fernandez, Lara Pena, Gloria Lugo, Susana Sangiao-Alvarellos, Fernand

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