Diagnosis and Management of Pheochromocytoma: A Practical Guide to Clinicians

  title={Diagnosis and Management of Pheochromocytoma: A Practical Guide to Clinicians},
  author={Joseph M Pappachan and D. Raskauskiene and R. Sriraman and M. Edavalath and F. W. Hanna},
  journal={Current Hypertension Reports},
  • Joseph M Pappachan, D. Raskauskiene, +2 authors F. W. Hanna
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Current Hypertension Reports
  • Pheochromocytomas (PCCs) are rare catecholamine producing neuroendocrine tumors. The majority of these tumors (85 %) arise from the adrenal medulla. Those arising from the extra-adrenal neural ganglia are called paragangliomas (PGLs). Paroxysmal hypertension with sweating, headaches and palpitation are the usual presenting features of PCCs/ PGLs. Gene mutations are reported in 32–79 % of cases, making genetic screening mandatory in all the cases. The malignancy rates are 10–15 % for PCCs and 20… CONTINUE READING
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