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Question Management of acromegaly?

which is the primary treatment for acromegaly
surgery or octreotide?
In kaplan LN its given surgery but in the videos it is told as octrotide?
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Primary treatment is surgery.

Octreotide is the best medical therapy for acromegaly (effective in 2/3 of patient) contrast to Pegvisomant or carbargoline

Radiotherapy, only used if surgery and drug therapy do not work

while in prolactinoma primary treatment is medication
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