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Octreotide LAR treatment throughout pregnancy in an acromegalic woman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11589686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a 24-year-old woman with active acromegaly despite pituitary surgery and irradiation who received continuous octreotide LAR treatment for the control of GH excess throughout her pregnancy. The patient delivered a healthy girl following an uneventful pregnancy. Despite a substantial materno-fetal transfer of octreotide, postnatal development was normal with length parameters around the 50th percentile at 3 months of age. In almost all previously described cases (n = 13) octreotide was stopped after the diagnosis of pregnancy was established. No side-effects of mother or fetus have been reported. Octreotide treatment in pregnancy seems to be feasible and safe. Due to the still-limited number of reported cases, the potential benefits of octreotide treatment should be weighed carefully against its possible risks.
M Fassnacht; B Capeller; W Arlt; T Steck; B Allolio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical endocrinology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0300-0664     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Endocrinol. (Oxf)     Publication Date:  2001 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-08     Completed Date:  2001-10-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0346653     Medline TA:  Clin Endocrinol (Oxf)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  411-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Endocrinology, University of Wuerzburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Acromegaly / drug therapy*
Adenoma / drug therapy
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal / therapeutic use*
Delayed-Action Preparations
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
Octreotide / therapeutic use*
Pituitary Neoplasms / drug therapy
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / drug therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome
Prenatal Care / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal; 0/Delayed-Action Preparations; 83150-76-9/Octreotide

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