Journal of the Scientific Society

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 136--139

Unusual presentation of pheochromocytoma


Rajendra B. Nerli1, Ranjeeth A. Patil1, Pravin Patne1, S. N. Suresh1, Murigendra B. Hiremath2 
1 Department of Urology, KLES Kidney Foundation, KLE University's JN Medical College, KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
2 PG Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajendra B. Nerli
Department of Urology, KLES Kidney Foundation, KLE University«SQ»s JN Medical College, KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, Belgaum - 590 010, Karnataka
India

Pheochromocytomas are rare catecholamine-secreting tumors that arise from chromaffin tissue within the adrenal medulla and extra-adrenal sites. Due to the excess secretion of hormones, these tumors often cause debilitating symptoms and a poor quality-of-life. Although medical management plays a significant role in the treatment of pheochromocytoma patients, surgical excision remains the only cure. Pheochromocytoma usually has three classic symptoms-headache, sweating and heart palpitations (a fast heart beat) in association with markedly elevated blood pressure (hypertension). Hormones such as catecholamines and metanephrines are measured in a 24 h urine collection and metanephrines may also be measured in the blood, to make a diagnosis of pheochromocytoma. If these are greater than 2 times the normal level, imaging studies are usually done to look at the adrenal glands. We report on three cases of pheochromocytoma, which had unusual presentation.


How to cite this article:
Nerli RB, Patil RA, Patne P, Suresh SN, Hiremath MB. Unusual presentation of pheochromocytoma.J Sci Soc 2014;41:136-139


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Nerli RB, Patil RA, Patne P, Suresh SN, Hiremath MB. Unusual presentation of pheochromocytoma. J Sci Soc [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 May 18 ];41:136-139
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