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Indian J Nephrol. 2019 Sep-Oct;29(5):307-308. doi: 10.4103/ijn.IJN_210_18.

Composite Pheochromocytoma: A Rare Form of Tumor.

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Department of Nephrology, EMS Memorial Co-operative Hospital and Research Centre, Panambi, Perinthalmanna, Malappuram, Kerala, India.


The pheochromocytomas are one of the rare and curable causes of secondary hypertension arising from adrenal medulla, commonly presenting with hypertension; either paroxysmal or persistent. Very rarely they may show cells belonging to more than one line of differentiation and are called as mixed or composite pheochromocytoma.


Composite pheochromocytoma; lactic acidosis; secondary hypertension

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