The effects of octreotide in a patient with Nelson's syndrome


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Kelestimur F., Utaş C. , Ozbakir O. , Selcuklu A. , Kandemir O. , Ozcan N.

POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.72, ss.53-54, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 72 Konu: 843
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1136/pgmj.72.843.53
  • Dergi Adı: POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.53-54

Özet

We have administered octreotide, 100 mu g tid, to a 27-year-old man with Nelson's syndrome. After seven days of therapy, adrenocorticotropin levels fell to 54% of initial values, and some shrinkage of the tumour was observed. This study indicates that octreotide therapy may have a role in the treatment of Nelson's syndrome.