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Pheochromocytoma in pregnancy: A case Report.

  title={Pheochromocytoma in pregnancy: A case Report.},
  author={Milliette Alvarado and Margarita Ram{\'i}rez-Vick and Myriam Zaydee Allende-Vigo and William M{\'e}ndez-Latalladi and Marielba Agosto and Rafael Gonzalez and Meliza Martinez and Monica Vega and M Luisa Fern{\'a}ndez and Rom{\'a}n V{\'e}lez and Keimari M{\'e}ndez},
  journal={Boletin de la Asociacion Medica de Puerto Rico},
  volume={108 1},
This is the case of a 38 year-old female patient with an intrauterine pregnancy, in which a previous incidentally identified adrenal mass proved to be a pheochromocytoma during the antenatal period. The patient was started on α-and β-adrenergic blockade to maintain hemodynamic stability, and surgical removal of the lesion was performed during the second trimester without major complications. In view of the rarity of this disorder in pregnancy, it is imperative to have a high index of suspicion… 
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The diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties in management with pheochromocytoma in pregnancy – a review

There is still no clear consensus on PCC treatment and further researches are needed to develop the optimal management in this clinical condition.

Chromaffin-cell tumors in pregnancy: A case series and systematic review

It was found that emergency cesarean section delivery, maternal heart failure or pulmonary edema, and fetal or neonatal death were more common in women with a late or postpartum diagnosis of a chromaffin-cell tumor compared to women with diagnosis during or before pregnancy.



Pheochromocytoma in pregnancy: a case report.

  • K. Kunthonkitidej
  • Medicine
    Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet
  • 1996
A 25-year-old woman, primigravida, developed the clinical picture of sporadic hypertension, palpitations, flushing and sweating attacks at 34 weeks' gestation, and a 24-hour urine collection revealed catechol levels consistent with a diagnosis of pheochromocytoma.

Pheochromocytoma and pregnancy: a deceptive connection.

  • J. Lenders
  • Medicine
    European journal of endocrinology
  • 2012
Despite all technical diagnostic and therapeutic progress over the last decades, the key factor for further reduction of maternal and fetal mortality is early awareness and recognition of the potential presence of a pheochromocytoma in a pregnant patient with hypertension.

Pheochromocytoma and pregnancy: a case report and review of anesthetic management

This case illustrates that with antenatal diagnosis, advanced methods of tumour localization, adequate preoperative adrenergic blockade and team planning, pheochromocytoma in pregnancy can be treated successfully.

Anesthetic management of a pregnant woman undergoing laparoscopic surgery for pheochromocytoma -A case report-

Anesthetic experience of a laparoscopic resection for pheochromocytoma in 25th week gestational woman is reported, which is very important for the maternal and fetal safety.

New perspectives in pheochromocytoma.

The authors review the biochemical and radiologic diagnosis of adrenal and extra-adrenal tumors and discuss the treatment, including the special problems of pheochromocytoma during pregnancy.

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma in pregnancy.

Management of pheochromocytoma: old ideas and new drugs.

An adequate preoperative preparation, modern anesthetic drugs, good collaboration between the surgeons and the anesthesiologists, and postoperative care decrease the rate of complications and improve the outcome.

Pheochromocytoma Anesthetic Management

The introduction of alpha adrenergic blockade medication, such as phentolamine and phenoxybenzamine had the highest impact in perioperative mortality reduction due to inhibition of the deleterious effect of vasoconstriction.

Point of controversy: perioperative care of patients undergoing pheochromocytoma removal-time for a reappraisal?

Whether better knowledge of the disease, efficiency of available intravenous short-acting vasoactive drugs, and careful intraoperative handling of the tumor make it possible to omit preoperative preparation in most patients scheduled for pheochromocytoma removal is presently questionable.

Perioperative management of pheochromocytoma: anaesthetic implications.

  • Aliya Ahmed
  • Medicine
    JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
  • 2007
The perioperative management of pheochromocytoma is reviewed by first summarizing its pathophysiology, clinical aspects and diagnosis, then highlighting the preoperative optimization of the patient and finally describing the intraoperative and postoperative anaesthetic management in the light of the current information.