Phaeochromocytomas secreting adrenaline but not noradrenaline do not cause hypertension and require precise adrenaline measurement for diagnosis.

@article{Bachmann1989PhaeochromocytomasSA,
  title={Phaeochromocytomas secreting adrenaline but not noradrenaline do not cause hypertension and require precise adrenaline measurement for diagnosis.},
  author={Anthony W. Bachmann and Paul G. Hawkins and Richard Gordon},
  journal={Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={275-9}
}
1. Urinary noradrenaline (NA) and adrenaline (ADR) determinations are a more sensitive index than plasma measurements for the diagnosis of phaeochromocytoma (phaeo). 2. Even though urinary NA excretion serve as a sufficient single diagnostic test for the majority of phaeos, it is necessary to measure urinary ADR excretion if ADR-only secreting phaeos are not to be missed, particularly in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndrome. 3. The clonidine suppression test confirmed all… CONTINUE READING