Adrenal artery pseudoaneurysm in pheochromocytoma presenting with catastrophic retroperitoneal haemorrhage.

@article{Kumar2013AdrenalAP,
  title={Adrenal artery pseudoaneurysm in pheochromocytoma presenting with catastrophic retroperitoneal haemorrhage.},
  author={Santosh Kumar and B. A. Nikhil Nanjappa and Sathish Kumar and Seema Prasad and Arawat Pushkarna and Surjit Kumar Singh},
  journal={Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada},
  year={2013},
  volume={7 3-4},
  pages={E254-6}
}
Spontaneous rupture of adrenal pheochromocytoma is an extremely rare condition which presents as an abdominal catastrophe. Unrecognized, this transformation can rapidly lead to death. We report a case of a 63-year-old male who presented with hemorrhagic shock secondary to ruptured adrenal pheochromocytoma. The clinical course is notable for immediate transarterial catheter embolization for control of bleeding, followed by optimization and elective adrenalectomy. High mortality is associated… CONTINUE READING
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