Pheochromocytoma

Pheochromocytoma: episodic headache, sweating, tachycardia; hypertension, dx w 24 hr urine catecholamine collection, tx w surgery, alpha-blk


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  • Pheochromocytoma
  • episodic headache, sweating, tachycardia; hypertension, dx w 24 hr urine catecholamine collection, tx w surgery, alpha-blk
  • episodic attacks of headache, sweating and tachycardia, hypertension, FHx
  • hypertension
  • 24 hr urine catecholamine & metanephrine, imaging (CT, MRI), biopsy (adrenal medulla tumor)
  • catecholamine secreting tumor in adrenal medulla
  • surgical resection, α-blk, β-blk (only after alpha), block catecholamine synthesis (α-methyltyrosine)