Preoperative management of the pheochromocytoma patient.

  title={Preoperative management of the pheochromocytoma patient.},
  author={Karel Pacak},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={92 11},
  • Karel Pacak
  • Published 2007 in
    The Journal of clinical endocrinology and…
Pheochromocytomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors with a highly variable clinical presentation, but they most commonly present as spells of headaches, sweating, palpitations, and hypertension. Patients with pheochromocytoma may develop complicated and potentially lethal cardiovascular and other complications, especially in the setting of diagnostic or interventional procedures (e.g. upon induction of anesthesia or during surgery). The serious and potentially lethal nature of such complications… CONTINUE READING

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