Plasma metanephrines in the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma.

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OBJECTIVE To examine whether tests for plasma metanephrines, the o-methylated metabolites of catecholamines, offer advantages for diagnosis of a pheochromocytoma over standard tests for plasma catecholamines or urinary metanephrines. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING 3 clinical specialist centers. PATIENTS 52 patients with a pheochromocytoma; 67… (More)

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