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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 241-244

Effect of octreotide on endometriosis in acromegaly: Case report with review of literature

1 Department of Endocrinology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Radiology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Endocrinology, BL Kapoor Memorial Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Bindu Kulshreshtha
Department of Endocrinology Unit, Dr. Ram ManoharLohia Hospital, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.129122

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Objective: To study the effect of octreotide therapy on endometriotic lesions in a patient with coexisting endometriosis and acromegaly. Intervention: Patient: A 34-year-old female was diagnosed with acromegaly and coexisting endometriosis. Post-surgical resection of the tumor, patient was initiated on octreotide therapy. Results: There was improvement in menstrual bleeding as IGF1 levels decreased with Octreotide therapy. Resolution of the endometriotic lesions was observed during follow up. Conclusion: In this unusual case, the treatment of acromegaly concurred with regression in the endometriotic lesions. Causal or incidental association cannot be inferred from the present case.

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