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16 Jul 2005

pheochroma
I would like to know more about pheochromacytoma
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01 Jan 0001

This is a tumour of the adrenals and also other extra-adrenal tissues derived from neural crest cells. They secrete katecholamines, which may cause hypertension. They are usually benign (95%), 10% are bilateral and they may occur at any age. They are part of the syndrome of familial multiple endocrine adenomatosis type II and may be assosciated with medullary carcinoma of the thyroid and parathyroid adenomas.
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