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ea0029p1463 | Pituitary Clinical | ICEECE2012

META-analysis on the effects of octreotide on tumor mass in acromegaly

Mazziotti G , Torri V , Spinello M , Floriani I , Melmed S , Giustina A

The long-acting somatostatin analogue octreotide is used either as an adjuvant or primary therapy to lower GH levels in patients with acromegaly and may also induce pituitary tumor shrinkage. However, inconclusive evidences in this respect have been produced by either single-center research paper or pooled analyses. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to thoroughly assess the current literature on the effect of octreotide on pituitary tumor shrinkage. A computerized Medlin...