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Table 2 Rate of treatment response for different disease subtypes and treatment strategies in acromegaly patients

From: Clinical experiences and success rates of acromegaly treatment: the single center results of 62 patients

  Number of patients Number of patients responded to treatment
  n (%) n (%)
Microadenomas 8 (13%) 4 (50%)
Macroadenomas 54 (87%) 8 (15%)
Transsphenoidal surgery 31 (52%) 4 (12.9%)
Transcranial surgery 20 (32.3%) 2 (10%)
Multiple surgery 11 (17.7%)   
Radiotherapy 20 (32.2%) 6 (30%)*
Only drug treatment 6 (9.6%) 3 (50%)**
Octreotide LAR 52 (84%) 32 (61.5%)**
Lanreotide 5 (8%) 2 (40%)**
Conventional radiotherapy + ocreotide LAR 5 (8%) 2 (40%)**
Gamma Knife + ocreotide LAR 11 (17.7%) 7 (63%)**
  1. *The number of patients who achieved cure by Gamma Knife and conventional radiotherapy.
  2. **Biochemical remission.