Efficacy and safety of fractionated conformal radiation therapy in acromegaly: a long-term follow-up study.


Experimental Endocrinology Unit, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico City, Mexico. [Email]


Conformal, fractionated radiation therapy (XRT) is variably used as a treatment alternative for active acromegaly patients, usually, after failed pituitary surgery. Our objective was to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of XRT using strict criteria of biochemical control.


Acromegaly,GH,Hypopituitarism,IGF-1,Radiation therapy,