New advances in the biochemical diagnosis of pheochromocytoma: moving beyond catecholamines.

@article{Lenders2002NewAI,
  title={New advances in the biochemical diagnosis of pheochromocytoma: moving beyond catecholamines.},
  author={Jacques W M Lenders and Karel Pacak and Graeme Eisenhofer},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={970},
  pages={29-40}
}
Pheochromocytomas are dangerous tumors that, although a rare cause of hypertension, require consideration among large numbers of patients. The resulting low prevalence of the tumor among tested populations and the inadequacies of commonly used biochemical tests make excluding or confirming the tumor an often difficult and time-consuming task. Recognition… CONTINUE READING