Diverse Clinical Manifestations of Pheochromocytomas

Badui, Elias; Mancilla, Raul; Szymanski, Juan J.; Garcia-Rubi, David; Esta´┐Żol, Bruno
March 1982
Angiology;Mar1982, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p173
Academic Journal
Many difficulties are encountered by clinicians in attempting to diagnose pheochromocytomas. We describe several patients with unusual clinical features. These include sudden death, cerebral hemorrhage, refractory congestive heart failure, acute abdominal pain, and hypercalcemia. In 2 patients, the rare association of this tumor and pregnancy was observed. Two subjects had sudden death, 1 during a pneumoencephalogram and another during an epidural block. The clinicians should be aware of these manifestations of pheochromocytomas.


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