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A case of normotensive incidentally discovered adrenal pheochromocytoma.

Research paper by Nobumasa N Ohara, Masanori M Kaneko, Yuta Y Yaguchi, Hajime H Ishiguro, Fumio F Ishizaki, Ryo R Maruyama, Kazuya K Suzuki, Takeshi T Komeyama, Hiroyuki H Usuda, Yuto Y Yamazaki, Hironobu H Sasano, Kenzo K Kaneko, Kyuzi K Kamoi

Indexed on: 20 Dec '18Published on: 20 Dec '18Published in: Clinical Case Reports



Abstract

Pheochromocytomas are catecholamine-producing neuroendocrine tumors that arise from the adrenal medulla. The clinical presentation includes headache, palpitation, and hypertension, but pheochromocytomas are sometimes clinically silent. The present case highlights the importance of biochemical testing for pheochromocytoma in patients with adrenal incidentaloma, even if they are completely normotensive and asymptomatic.