Clinical Manifestations

The clinical manifestations encountered in patients with pheochromocytoma consist of such a large variety of symptoms and signs that they have been described as kaleidoscopic

William Muir Manger; Ray W. Gifford

2011

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  • The clinical manifestations encountered in patients with pheochromocytoma consist of such a large variety of symptoms and signs that they have been described as kaleidoscopic
  • On rare occasions sudden death may occur with the initial attack in a patient with pheochromocytoma who has previously been asymptomatic
  • On rare occasions, patients may present with clinical manifestations of one of the complications of these tumors
  • An abrupt onset of complaints is extremely common during an episode of paroxysmal hypertension
  • About 50 percent of patients with persistent hypertension experience a sudden onset of symptoms usually associated with episodic increases in the hypertension; in patients with sustained hypertension, symptoms are generally less pronounced than in patients with paroxysmal hypertension
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Assistant Attending Physician, Department of Medicine and Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA

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