Pheochromocytoma

Common Name(s)

Pheochromocytoma, Adrenal gland tumor

Pheochromocytomas are rare tumors of the adrenal glands, which are located right above the kidneys. Although they are usually not cancerous (benign), pheochromocytomas often cause the adrenal glands to make too many stress hormones called epinephrines and norepinephrines. This can lead to high blood pressure and cause symptoms such as severe headaches, irritability, sweating, rapid heart rate, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, weakness, chest pain, and a feeling of anxiety. Rarely, this kind of tumor occurs outside the adrenal gland, usually somewhere in the abdomen, and are called extra-adrenal pheochromocytomas or paragangliomas. Pheochromocytomas can occur in certain familial genetic syndromes.
 

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National Adrenal Diseases Foundation (NADF)

The National Adrenal Diseases Foundation informs, educates, and supports those with adrenal disease and their families to improve their quality of life.

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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VHL Alliance

VHLA is dedicated to research, education, and support to improve awareness, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for those affected by VHL.

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2015

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National Adrenal Diseases Foundation (NADF)

The National Adrenal Diseases Foundation informs, educates, and supports those with adrenal disease and their families to improve their quality of life.

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Last Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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VHL Alliance

VHLA is dedicated to research, education, and support to improve awareness, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for those affected by VHL.

http://www.vhl.org

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pheochromocytoma" returned 761 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Successful treatment of malignant pheochromocytoma with sacrum metastases: A case report.
 

Author(s): Shuzhong Liu, Xi Zhou, An Song, William A Li, Radhika Rastogi, Yipeng Wang, Yong Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(35):e12184.

 

Malignant pheochromocytoma in the spine is a rare disease without standard curative managements so far. The objective of this article is to report a very rare case of malignant pheochromocytoma with sacrum metastases causing severe lumbosacral pain, which was presented with acute ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Intraoperative fortuitous discovery of pheochromocytoma].
 

Author(s): Hicham Hachlaf, Abdelhamid Madani

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We here report an unusual case of ectopic pheochromocytoma without the presence of any clinical symptoms. Radiological examinations showed tumor in contact with the pancreas. Intraoperatively, after surgical manipulation of the tumor, the patient had tachycardia, hypertensive peaks ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A Novel SDHB IVS2-2A>C Mutation Is Responsible for Hereditary Pheochromocytoma/Paraganglioma Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Mie Yamanaka, Kiyoto Shiga, Sho Fujiwara, Yasuhiko Mizuguchi, Sari Yasuda, Kota Ishizawa, Yuriko Saiki, Kenjiro Higashi, Takenori Ogawa, Noriko Kimura, Akira Horii

Journal: Tohoku J. Exp. Med.. 2018 06;245(2):99-105.

 

Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are neuroendocrine tumors which arise from adrenal medulla, and sympathetic or parasympathetic nerves, respectively. Hereditary cases afflicted by both or either pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas have been reported: these are called hereditary ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Pheochromocytoma" returned 111 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[A case of pheochromocytoma discovered during a twin pregnancy: a diagnosis not to be misunderstood and literature review].
 

Author(s): Bahia Habra, Ghizlane El Mghari, Nawal El Ansari

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The pheochromocytoma is a rare, but potentially serious, which can be revealed by pregnancy. Less than 250 cases described in the literature .The rarity of this association and similarity with pregnancy-induced hypertension explains the frequency of unknown diagnoses during pregnancy. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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What determines mortality in malignant pheochromocytoma? - Report of a case with eighteen-year survival and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Matheus de Oliveira Andrade, Vinícius Santos da Cunha, Dayana Carla de Oliveira, Olívia Laquis de Moraes, Adriana Lofrano-Porto

Journal: Arch Endocrinol Metab. ;62(2):264-269.

 

Pheochromocytoma (PCC) is a tumor derived from adrenomedullary chromaffin cells. Prognosis of malignant PCC is generally poor due to local recurrence or metastasis. We aim to report a case of malignant PCC with 18-year survival and discuss which factors may be related to mortality ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pheochromocytoma as a rare cause of hypertension in a 46 X, i(X)(q10) turner syndrome: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Ji Yeon Shin, Bo Hyun Kim, Young Keum Kim, Tae Hwa Kim, Eun Heui Kim, Min Jin Lee, Jong Ho Kim, Yun Kyung Jeon, Sang Soo Kim, In Joo Kim

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) presents the most serious health problems and contributes to the increased mortality in young women with Turner syndrome. Arterial hypertension in Turner syndrome patients is significantly more prevalent than that in a general age-matched control group. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Diagnosis of Pheochromocytoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pheochromocytoma

 

Last Updated: 3 Nov 2018

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MIBG for Refractory Neuroblastoma and Pheochromocytoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Relapsed Neuroblastoma; Metastatic Pheochromocytoma

 

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2018

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Last Updated: 29 Jan 2018

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