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71 Abstract: Pheochromocytoma is known as chromaffin cell tumor frequently originated from adrenal medulla and results in hypersecretion of catecholamines (1). Typical clinical findings include headache, palpitation, excessive sweating and paroxysmal hypertension, which persistently maintains in 60% of the cases. Generally, paroxysm or attacks are often, but they can appear with intervals of weeks or months (1, 2). Additionally, tachycardia, bradycardia and/or fatal arrhythmia, acute myocard infarcts, spasms in coroner arteries, carcinoid-like manifestations, hyperamilasemi, acute abdomen, chest pain, intolerance to carbohydrates, nephritic syndrome (very rare), cardiac pulmonary edema, cardiomyopathie caused by catecholamines and very rarely noncardiogenic pulmonary edema may develop (3, 4, 5, 6).