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Pheochromocytoma is an Eventful Tumor: A Case Description

Bhargav PRK, Amar V

Citation Information : PRK B, V A. Pheochromocytoma is an Eventful Tumor: A Case Description. World J Endoc Surg 2010; 2 (3):139-141.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1039

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2010

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


Abstract

Pheochromocytoma is a tumor arising from adrenal medulla in > 90% of cases. It is a great mimic, featuring in differential diagnosis of disorders of multiple organ systems. Here we present a prototypical case of right adrenal pheochromocytoma, highlighting this unique feature of the tumor. It presented with repeated hypertensive crises with predominant involvement of one major organ system in each episode. All of them were reversible with timely intervention and successful removal of the tumor, highlighting the functional basis rather than organic pathology.


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