Undiagnosed Pheochromocytoma Complicated with Perioperative Hemodynamic Crisis and Multiple Organ Failure

Pheochromocytoma is a rare catecholamine secreting tumor of the chromaffin of the body derived from the neural crest tissue and accounts for 0.1% to 1% of all cases of chronic hypertension (Manger et al, 1985). The common presenting signs and symptoms are paroxysmal hypertension, headache, excessive sweating, and palpitation. The hypertension is episodic in… CONTINUE READING