Evaluation of upper gastrointestinal system in acromegaly


Sisman P., Pekgoz M., Bayrakci I., Sisman M., CANDER S. , ÖZ GÜL Ö. , ...More

ANNALES D ENDOCRINOLOGIE, vol.80, no.4, pp.196-201, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ando.2019.03.001
  • Title of Journal : ANNALES D ENDOCRINOLOGIE
  • Page Numbers: pp.196-201

Abstract

Purpose. - Acromegaly causes multiple comorbidities, including gastrointestinal disorders. The present study evaluated the frequency of hiatal hernia and other upper gastrointestinal pathologies in patients with acromegaly, given that visceromegaly and reduced nitric oxide levels in acromegaly may impact diaphragm and lower esophageal sphincter function and thus possibly the development of hiatal hernia.