Introduction: Acromegaly leads to reduced life expectancy, with an increase in the mortality rate. From several retrospective cohort studies, the predominant outcome is serum growth hormone (GH) concentration. Other factors associated with increased mortality include duration of symptoms prior to diagnosis, duration of disease, older age at diagnosis and the presence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension at diagnosis.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Presenting Author: OKH OKSANA OLEGOVNA KHYZHNYAK