Volume 16, Number 4 (winter 2009)                   JSSU 2009, 16(4): 100-107 | Back to browse issues page


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Afkami-Ardekani M, Zare M, Khoshnood A. Introduction of a Case of Bilateral Pheochromocytoma Tumor. JSSU. 2009; 16 (4) :100-107
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-611-en.html

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Summary: Pheochromocytoma is an adrenal tumor characterized by symptoms of hypertension, headache, increased sweating, and tachycardia .In one third of patients, the tumor is discovered incidentally during radiological evaluation of the abdomen. In this article a case of bilateral pheochromocytoma is reported. The patient, a twelve years old boy, referred with complaints of headache, flushing, palpitation and blurring of vision. He had a blood pressure of 200/120 mmHg and after investigation, coarctation of aorta was excluded. On abdominal ultrasound, bilateral adrenal mass was diagnosed, followed by serial measurements of urinary vanillyl mandellic acid (VMA) which was found to be elevated. Meta- Iodio benzyl glunidin (MIBG) scan showed increased uptake in both adrenals. Patient underwent laparotomy and bilateral adrenalectomy with the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma. Pathologic report confirmed the diagnosis
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: General
Received: 2010/01/25

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