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Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Oct;15 Suppl 4:S329-36. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.86976.

Medical management of pheochromocytoma: Role of the endocrinologist.

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  • 1Department of Endocrinology, Army Hospital (Research and Referral), Delhi Cantt, India.

Abstract

Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor arising from chromaffin cells in adrenal medulla or other paraganglia in the body, which may be associated with many genetic syndromes and mutation. The role of endocrinologist is in biochemical diagnosis of suspected cases; its anatomic and functional localization with the help of imaging like CT, MRI, and nuclear scanning; preoperative control of hypertension; and postoperative follow-up of cases that have undergone surgical resection. Familial and genetic screening of cases and their family is important to detect occult cases. Endocrinologist will also play a role in cases with malignant pheochromocytoma in assessment of metastasis, control, chemoradiotherapy, and follow-up.

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Adrenal; adrenal tumour; hypertension; secondary hypertension

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