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Helena Šiprová, Miroslav Souček
Acromegaly is a rare and serious disease. A successful and rational therapy of acromegaly ought to combine surgery, radiotherapy and pharmacotherapy. The submitted article presents a case of acromegaly that was only diagnosed at the stage when total pituitary adenoma removal was impossible. Even so, the long-term stabilisation of the disease was reached by way of repeated surgery through transfenoidal and transcranial approach, by linear accelerator radiation therapy and Leksell Gamma Knife radiotherapy and by pharmacotherapy with somatostatin analogon octreotide and growth hormone receptor antagonist pegvisomant...
February 2015: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Paulo G S Lacativa, Ines Donangelo, Márcia B Wagman, Lino Sieiro Neto, Carolina R Caldas, Alice H D Violante, Roberto J Lima, Mário Vaisman
Opportunistic infections in endogenous Cushing's syndrome are associated with severe cortisol excess and carry a high mortality. Pulmonary cryptococcosis is one of these opportunistic infections and can mimic a lung neoplasm, therefore making its diagnosis difficult. We report a case of a young male with ACTH-dependent Cushing's syndrome and severe hypercortisolism. The patient achieved cure after the transfenoidal surgery, but developed a febrile state. A chest computed tomography showed a pulmonary nodule that did not change in serial chest radiographs...
April 2004: Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia e Metabologia
S Cannavò, L Curtò, A Lania, K Saccomanno, F M Salpietro, F Trimarchi
The simultaneous occurrence of multiple adenomas in the pituitary gland is a rare event. We report the coexistence of three non functioning pituitary microadenomas in a 37-year-old woman, referred to us for oligomenorrhea and headache. Biochemical evaluation revealed prolactin (131 U/liters), follicle-stimulating hormone (4.1 U/liters), luteinizing hormone (3.9 U/liters), 17beta-estradiol (74 pg/mL), free (2.0 pg/mL) and total testosterone (0.5 ng/mL), dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (3.5 microg/mL), 17OH-progesterone (0...
May 1999: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
L Popović, A Momcilović, D Jajić, T Cigić, P Vuleković
81 patients with expansive lesion in the optic chiasm region were reviewed. Pituitary adenomas were diagnosed in 37 patients: 5 with acromegaly, 2 with prolactinoma and the remaining 30 with hormone inactive adenomas. Meningiomas were diagnosed in 39, craniopharyngiomas in 4 patients and chordoma in one patient. The most common symptom was visual disturbance in 86%, but headache, hormonal disturbance occurred as well. All patients with adenomas were endocrinologically evaluated after detailed ophthalmologic and neurologic examinations...
1996: Medicinski Pregled
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