Normotensive Pheochromocytoma: Institutional Experience

We report an audit of nine cases of subclinical or normotensive pheochromocytoma managed in our department

Amit Agarwal

2005

Scholarcy highlights

  • We report an audit of nine cases of subclinical or normotensive pheochromocytoma managed in our department
  • The final histopathology was pheochromocytoma in all patients
  • Metanephrine levels were normal during the follow-up
  • Normotensive pheochromocytomas are a distinct entity, and all adrenal incidentalomas should be investigated for catecholamine hypersecretion
  • We support the use of preoperative α-adrenergic blockade, and these patients should be treated along the same lines as hypertensive pheochromocytoma

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