Anesthetic management of a pregnant woman undergoing laparoscopic surgery for pheochromocytoma

Doo, A. Ram; Kim, Deokkyu; Cha, Kyoung-Nam; Han, Young Jin; Kim, Dong-Chan
April 2013
Korean Journal of Anesthesiology;Apr2013, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p373
Academic Journal
Pheochromocytoma is a rare catecholamine producing tumor. Anesthetic management for the resection of pheochromocytoma is hard and challenging issue to anesthesiologist, because of its potentially lethal cardiovascular complications. It becomes more complicated when the patient is pregnant. Clinicians must keep the safety of both mother and fetus in mind. The timing of surgery for pheochromocytoma in pregnancy is very important for the maternal and fetal safety and depends on the gestational age when diagnosis is made, clinical response to medical treatment, the surgical accessibility of the tumor, and the presence of fetal distress. We report anesthetic experience of a laparoscopic resection for pheochromocytoma in 25th week gestational woman.


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