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Pheocoromocytoma; A case report

Author(s): NM Noori | A Mohamadi Poor | M Karimi | MR Tohidi

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 2008-2142

Volume: 17;
Issue: Suppl 1;
Start page: 121;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Pheochromocytoma | Abdominal mass | Chromeffin | Catecholamine

Objective: Pheochromocytoma is a neoplosia of chromaffin cells that is very rare in children. Its signs and symptoms result from the release of catecholamine. It is usually a solitary, unilateral encapsulated tumor. The predominant clinical findings are crises of hypertension, palpitation, abdominal pain, paleness, vomiting, sweating, and weight loss. Its diagnosis requires a certain degree of suspicion. Case report: We report on a 3-year-old child with pheochromo¬cytoma of difficult clinical management. Diagnosis was confirmed by anatomico-¬phathological study.The patient recovered after surgical resection of the tumor. Conclusion: The patient was a rare case of pheochromocytoma, his problems being especially hypertension and was cured after surgical resection of the tumor. This demonstrates the beneficial effect of early diagnosis and treatment.
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