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Use of Vasopressin to treat Catecholamine resistant Refractory Hypotension after Resection of Massive Pheochromocytoma: A Case report

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Author(s): Joshi Saurabh | Naithani BK | Dubey Mamta | Bhargava AK

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 10;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Vasopressin | Hypotension | Pheochromocytoma | resection

ABSTRACT
We present a case of massive pheochromocytoma planned for surgical resection. The case was taken up for surgery after preoperative catecholamine blockade and intravascular volume resuscitation. The major challenge was profound hypotension after tumour resection which was refractory to catecholamine therapy but responded successfully to the application of vasopressin therapy
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