WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.108, pp.278-290, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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Title of Journal :
Adenoma, Cavernous sinus, Endoscope, Growth hormone, Transsphenoidal approach, SECRETING PITUITARY-ADENOMAS, GROWTH-HORMONE LEVELS, LONG-TERM REMISSION, SURGICAL-TREATMENT, CAVERNOUS SINUS, SURGERY, MANAGEMENT, CURE, PREDICTORS, PSEUDOCAPSULE
BACKGROUND: Transsphenoidal surgery is the first-choice treatment for acromegaly. Postoperative remission is an important predictor of outcome. Various factors have been described as markers of remission: preoperative mean growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 levels, cavernous sinus invasion, tumor size, extrapseudocapsular resection, and experience of the surgeon.