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Abeer Fatimaabout 1 year ago
Pheochromocytoma
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Pheochromocytoma

Pheochromocytoma is a benign tumor of the adrenal glands. It can occur in one or both adrenal glands at the same time. Since adrenal gland is associated with release of epinephrine and norepinephrine, the excessive release of these hormones from pheochromocytoma can result in complaints such as headache, hypertension, palpitations, sweating, and panic. The cornerstone of management of pheochromocytoma is surgical removal of adrenal gland. Reference: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pheochromocytoma/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355372 Image via: https://radiopaedia.org/cases/pheochromocytoma-gross-pathology-2

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about 1 year ago

The DOC is phenoxybenzamine (as the 1st drug of choice for HTN crisi)

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12 months ago

Glad I had a L adrenal adenoma. It was 11/25/21 since it's been removed and my levels and BP have remained wnl.