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CASE REPORT

Pseudopheochromocytoma following Adrenal Hemorrhage

Geraint J Rees, J Stephen Davies, David M Scott-Coombes

Citation Information : Rees GJ, Davies JS, Scott-Coombes DM. Pseudopheochromocytoma following Adrenal Hemorrhage. World J Endoc Surg 2010; 2 (2):93-95.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1029

Published Online: 01-08-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Pseudopheochromocytoma usually presents with the signs and symptoms suggestive of pheochromocytoma, yet investigations fail to show any evidence of the tumor. This case reports a man who presented with severe abdominal pain and hypertension without previous symptoms of anxiety, tremor or palpitations at the time of presentation. Initial 24 hours urinary metanephrines were raised which suggested a diagnosis of hemorrhage into a pheochromocytoma. Clinicians need to be aware of this scenario if unnecessary surgery is to be avoided.


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