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2017 | 7 | 4 | 176-179
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Cushing’s disease: is pasireotide LAR a breakthrough in adjuvant therapy after unsuccessful surgery?

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Cushing’s disease is a rare endocrine disorder caused by ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma. The treatment of choice is a transsphenoidal surgery performed by an experienced neurosurgeon. However, in some patients adjuvant treatment is required due to ineffective surgery or disease recurrence. This article discusses new aspects of pharmacological treatment of ACTH-dependent hypercortisolism in light of a recent publication reporting the efficacy and safety of once a month pasireotide LAR injections in Cushing’s disease.
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7
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4
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176-179
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  • Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Internal Diseases, Military Institute of Medicine, Warsaw, pwitek@wim.mil.pl
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  • Doctoral Studies, Military Institute of Medicine, Warsaw
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  • Department of Diabetes, Institute of Mother and Child, Warsaw
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