Pheochromocytoma is an endocrine tumor of chromaffin cells of adrenal medulla.
These tumors produce epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine; most commonly, norepinephrine (90% of ti...
Palpitations (with or without hypertension)
Preoperatively, carefully monitor vital signs, correct fluid volume, and prevent intraoperative hypertensive crises.
Monitor BP and pulse daily.
D35.00 Benign neoplasm of unspecified adrenal gland
D35.02 Benign neoplasm of left adrenal gland
D35.01 Benign neoplasm of right adrenal gland
C74.90 Malignant neoplasm of unsp part of unspeci...
Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of adrenal gland.
Classic symptoms include episodic headache, tachycardia, sweating, and hypertension.
Diagnosis is confirmed by increased 24-hour urine colle...
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<bold>Fig CA 18-1 Essential (idiopathic) hypertension.</bold> (A) Frontal and (B) lateral views of the chest demonstrate characteristic tortuosity of the aorta (arrows), especially the ascending portion. Because the elevated blood pressure has caused left ventricular hypertrophy without dilatation, the radiographic appearance of the cardiac silhouette remains normal.
<bold>Fig CA 18-1 Essential (idiopathic) hypertension.</bold> (A) Frontal and (B) lateral views of the chest demonstrate chara...