Evaluation of Acromegaly patients with sleep disturbance related symptoms


Celik D., Duyar S. S. , Aksu F., Firat S., ÇİFTÇİ B.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.37, no.4, pp.1161-1165, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.12669/pjms.37.4.4229
  • Title of Journal : PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1161-1165

Abstract

Background and Objectives: It is known that the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is increased in acromegaly. Craniofacial anomalies, macroglossia, and thickening of the laryngeal wall caused by the increase in soft tissue in these patients lead to OSA. Also, the increase in growth hormone can trigger central apnea by causing a decrease in respiratory drive. Determining the polysomnographic characteristics of acromegaly patients is important to reveal the effect of these mechanisms.