Pheochromocytomas and secreting paragangliomas

  title={Pheochromocytomas and secreting paragangliomas},
  author={Pierre-François Plouin and Anne-Paule Gimenez-Roqueplo},
  journal={Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases},
  pages={49 - 49}
Catecholamine-producing tumors may arise in the adrenal medulla (pheochromocytomas) or in extraadrenal chromaffin cells (secreting paragangliomas). Their prevalence is about 0.1% in patients with hypertension and 4% in patients with a fortuitously discovered adrenal mass. An increase in the production of catecholamines causes symptoms (mainly headaches… CONTINUE READING