Malignant pheochromocytoma. Chromaffin granule transmitters and response to treatment.

@article{Rao2000MalignantPC,
  title={Malignant pheochromocytoma. Chromaffin granule transmitters and response to treatment.},
  author={Fangwen Rao and Harry R. Keiser and Daniel T. O'Connor},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2000},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={1045-52}
}
Chromaffin granule transmitters such as chromogranin A and catecholamines have been used in the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma, but the diagnostic and prognostic value of chromogranin A have not been explored in malignant pheochromocytoma. We evaluated these transmitters in patients with pheochromocytoma (n=27), both benign (n=13) and malignant (n=14). Patients with benign pheochromocytoma were studied before and after surgical excision (n=6), whereas patients with malignant pheochromocytoma… CONTINUE READING