Pace, Nick; Buttigieg, Michael
February 2003
Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain;Feb2003, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the functionally active catecholamine tumours of chromaffin cells in the adrenal medulla called phaeochromocytomas. It states that phaeochromocytomas are responsible for 0.5% of hypertensive conditions that have been documented in 0.1% of routine autopsies. Moreover, optimal medical preoperative treatment can significantly decrease peri-operative mortality through intensive peri-operative monitoring and care.


Related Articles

  • PERIOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF PHAEOCHROMOCYTOMAS. Mihai, R.; Bridge, Hilary; Sadler, G. // Acta Endocrinologica (1841-0987);Oct-Dec2006, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p473 

    The article cites a study which reveals the effect of preoperative treatment and anesthetic techniques on patients with phaeochromocytomas (PHAEOs). The study observes 50 patients who undergo biochemical screening with 24-hour urine catecholamines or metanephrines and premedicated with...

  • Pheochromocytoma and Extra-adrenal Paraganglioma. Tischler, Arthur S. // Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine;Aug2008, Vol. 132 Issue 8, p1272 

    Context.-Advances in genetics and gene expression profiling have led to new ways of thinking about the pathobiology of pheochromocytoma and extra-adrenal paraganglioma. These developments are concurrent with the publication and dissemination of the 2004 World Health Organization bluebook on...

  • Genetic screening for pheochromocytoma: should SDHC gene analysis be included? Mannelli, M.; Ercolino, T.; Giachè, V.; Simi, L.; Cirami, C.; Parenti, G. // Journal of Medical Genetics;Sep2007, Vol. 44 Issue 9, p586 

    PGL3 syndrome is caused by mutations in the SDHC gene. At present, only a few families affected by SDHC mutations have been reported in the literature and in each of them the clinical presentation was characterised by parogangliomas located only in the head and neck regions. No evidence of...

  • CT-guided fine needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma. RANGASWAMY M.; KUMAR, SANDEEP P.; ASHA M.; MANJUNATH G. V. // Journal of Cytology;Jan-Mar2010, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p26 

    Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor, accounting for <0.1% of the hypertensive population. Extra- adrenal pheochromocytomas (EAPs) are rarer still, accounting for 10% of all pheochromocytomas. Pheochromocytomas are functional catecholamine-secreting tumors of the paraganglionic chromaffin cells...

  • Aortoarteritis: Could it be a form of catecholamine-induced vasculitis? Sarathi, Vijaya; Lila, Anurag R.; Bandgar, Tushar R.; Shah, Nalini S. // Indian Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism;Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p163 

    Catecholamine-induced vasculitis is a well known but rarely described entity. However, aortoarteritis as a manifestation of catecholamine-induced vasculitis is not described in the literature. We have reported two patients in whom pheochromocytoma coexisted with aortoarteritis. Both patients...

  • Phaeochromocytoma: diagnostic challenges for biochemical screening and diagnosis. Barron, Jeffrey // Journal of Clinical Pathology;Aug2010, Vol. 63 Issue 8, p669 

    The aim of this article is to provide knowledge of the origin of catecholamines and metabolites so that there can be an informed approach to the methods for biochemical screening for a possible phaeochromocytoma; The article includes a review of catecholamine and metadrenaline metabolism, with...

  • A clinicopathological study of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma with review of literature. Manimaran D.; Khan, Dost Mohamed; Bharathi K.; Thulasi Raman R.; Anuradha S. // International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences;Jan-Mar2016, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p19 

    Background and Aim: Pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma (PPGL) are rare chromaffin cell tumors with variable clinical presentation which are derived from neural crest cells. Pheochromocytomas arising from the adrenal glands are sympathetic, and the paragangliomas arising from extra-adrenal sites...

  • BI-SPECTRAL INDEX GUIDED CLOSED-LOOP ANAESTHESIA DELIVERY SYSTEM (CLADSâ„¢) IN PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA. Hegde, Harihar V.; Puri, G. D.; Kumar, Bhupesh; Behera, Arunanshu // Journal of Clinical Monitoring & Computing;Aug2009, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p189 

    Objectives. Anaesthetic management of pheochromocytoma is far from satisfactory even though various techniques are available. Feasibility as well as safety of Bi-spectral Index (BISâ„¢)-guided closed-loop control of anaesthesia has been shown in various clinical settings. We evaluated the...

  • The Sustained Phase of Tyrosine Hydroxylase Activation In vivo. Ong, Lin; Sominsky, Luba; Dickson, Phillip; Hodgson, Deborah; Dunkley, Peter // Neurochemical Research;Sep2012, Vol. 37 Issue 9, p1938 

    Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) is the rate-limiting enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway for catecholamine synthesis. Stress triggers an increase in TH activity, resulting in increased release of catecholamines from both neurons and the adrenal medulla. In response to stress three phases of TH...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics