GPR: 1984 - Week 03

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Clinical history

50yo man with episodic headaches, sweating and tachycardia


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Pheochromocytoma
  • Paraganglioma of the adrenal medulla composed of chromaffin cells that produce catecholamines
  • Most often sporadic but associated with genetic syndromes in approximately 30% of cases
  • Malignant in approximately 10% of cases
  • Treatment is total adrenalectomy if unilateral and cortical sparing adrenalectomy if bilateral
 
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This week's Gross Pathology Roundup was presented by Rudolf Virchow, MD on Mon, Jan 16, 1984.