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The management of the patient with catecholamine excess

Research paper by Malcolm H. Wheeler, Michael J. B. Chare, Thomas R. Austin, John H. Lazarus

Indexed on: 01 Nov '82Published on: 01 Nov '82Published in: World Journal of Surgery



Abstract

The key to the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma is a high index of suspicion on the part of the clinician. Confirmation of the diagnosis and localization of the tumor have been rendered relatively straightforward by advances in biochemistry, nuclear medicine, and radiology. Close cooperation and team effort between a physician, anesthetist, and surgeon possessing expertise in this field will ensure optimal preoperative, operative, and postoperative care, particularly for the small group of patients seriously ill with “acute” catecholamine excess.