A case of normotensive incidentally discovered adrenal pheochromocytoma

Nobumasa Ohara, Masanori Kaneko, Yuta Yaguchi, Hajime Ishiguro, Fumio Ishizaki, Ryo Maruyama, Kazuya Suzuki, Takeshi Komeyama, Hiroyuki Usuda, Yuto Yamazaki, Hironobu Sasano, Kenzo Kaneko, Kyuzi Kamoi

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Abstract

Pheochromocytomas are catecholamine-producing neuroendocrine tumors that arise from the adrenal medulla. The clinical presentation includes headache, palpitation, and hypertension, but pheochromocytomas are sometimes clinically silent. The present case highlights the importance of biochemical testing for pheochromocytoma in patients with adrenal incidentaloma, even if they are completely normotensive and asymptomatic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2303-2308
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Case Reports
Volume6
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec

Keywords

  • adrenal incidentaloma
  • doxazosin
  • immunohistochemistry
  • metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy
  • normotensive
  • pheochromocytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Ohara, N., Kaneko, M., Yaguchi, Y., Ishiguro, H., Ishizaki, F., Maruyama, R., Suzuki, K., Komeyama, T., Usuda, H., Yamazaki, Y., Sasano, H., Kaneko, K., & Kamoi, K. (2018). A case of normotensive incidentally discovered adrenal pheochromocytoma. Clinical Case Reports, 6(12), 2303-2308. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccr3.1772