Epinephrine-secreting pheochromocytoma in a normotensive woman with adrenal incidentaloma

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Abstract

Pheochromocytomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors that produce, metabolize, and usually secrete catecholamines. Although hypertension is a common presenting feature of pheochromocytoma, the tumors occur (or are present) in only 0.1% of patients with hypertension. The variability of symptoms and rarity of occurrence render these tumors difficult to diagnose; many are discovered incidentally during radiological examination or at autopsy. A patient is presented with a pheochromocytoma that was discovered incidentally when she presented with abdominal pain and a normal blood pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-74
Number of pages2
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume100
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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Pheochromocytoma
Epinephrine
Hypertension
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Abdominal Pain
Catecholamines
Autopsy
Neoplasms
Blood Pressure
Adrenal incidentaloma

Keywords

  • Adrenal incidentaloma
  • Normotensive
  • Pheochromocytoma

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  • Medicine(all)

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Epinephrine-secreting pheochromocytoma in a normotensive woman with adrenal incidentaloma. / Sukor, Norlela; Saidin, Rashidi; Kamaruddin, Nor Azmi.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 100, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 73-74.

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