Elastography detected solid organ stiffness increased in patients with acromegaly

Bankir M., Sumbul H. E., KOÇ A. F., Demirtas D., Acibucu F.

MEDICINE, vol.98, no.3, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/md.0000000000014212
  • Journal Name: MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: acromegaly, elastography, solid organ involvement, solid organ stiffness, GROWTH-FACTOR-I, KIDNEY, ELASTICITY, HORMONE, LIVER
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Elastography is a method to examine the increase in solid organs stiffness (SOS), and there is no data in the literature regarding to its use in patients with acromegaly. In this study, we aimed to investigate the change of SOS in patients with acromegaly and to determine the parameters closely related to SOS in same patient groups.