: Skeletal fragility with high risk of vertebral fractures (VFs) is an emerging complication of growth hormone (GH) hypersecretion. VFs often coexist with spine arthropathy and both clinical conditions negatively impact on quality of life of acromegalic subjects. Management of spine osteopathy and arthropathy in acromegaly could be challenging since both complications can persist or even progress after biochemical control of disease. This article analyzes the latest evidence about possible pathophysiological links between VFs and spine arthropathy in active and controlled acromegaly, as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects concerning the holistic management of acromegalic osteo-arthropathy.

Looking at the spine in controlled Acromegaly

Lania, Andrea G
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Mazziotti, Gherardo
2022-01-01

Abstract

: Skeletal fragility with high risk of vertebral fractures (VFs) is an emerging complication of growth hormone (GH) hypersecretion. VFs often coexist with spine arthropathy and both clinical conditions negatively impact on quality of life of acromegalic subjects. Management of spine osteopathy and arthropathy in acromegaly could be challenging since both complications can persist or even progress after biochemical control of disease. This article analyzes the latest evidence about possible pathophysiological links between VFs and spine arthropathy in active and controlled acromegaly, as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects concerning the holistic management of acromegalic osteo-arthropathy.
Acromegaly
Arthropathy
Osteopathy
Quality of life
Vertebral fractures
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