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A Decrease in the Dose of Pegvisomant was Needed for the Treatment of Acromegaly after Adrenalectomy in a Patient with Coexisting Preclinical Cushing's Syndrome.
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PMID:  21921382     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We herein describe the case of a 47-year-old woman with pre-clinical Cushing's syndrome caused by a left adrenal adenoma, which was diagnosed 6 years after trans-sphenoidal selective removal of a pituitary adenoma for acromegaly at age 35. The patient was started on bromocriptine and then somatostatin analogues after the surgery; however, since her serum insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) values remained above the age-adjusted normal range, the treatment for acromegaly was switched from somatostatin analogues to pegvisomant (10 mg daily), before a left laparoscopic adrenalectomy. After the subsequent adrenalectomy, the dose of pegvisomant could be reduced gradually to once every 4 days without any increase in the serum IGF-1 values. This is the first report describing the need for a different dose of pegvisomant for the treatment of acromegaly before and after adrenalectomy for pre-clinical Cushing's syndrome.
Atsushi Ogo; Yuka Matoba; Yayoi Matsuda; Shinsuke Hiramatsu
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2011  
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Created Date:  2011-09-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1987-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Metabolism and Endocrinology, National Hospital Organization, Kyushu Medical Center, Japan.
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