PheochromocytomaPheochromocytoma is a neoplasms that is found in the Adrenal Medulla.

The tumor affects the nervous system by secreting Catecholamines or hormones that act as a neurotransmitter.

Catecholamines are the hormones Noreponephine and Epinephrine

Typically a benign tumor and 10% are on both sides of this organ.

10% are malignant
10% are seen in childhood
10% can reoccur after surgery

As a result of tumor the individual can exhibit:

  • Hypertension
  • Elevated Heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Weightloss
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety


  • Symptoms and History
  • Physical Exam
  • Labs: Vanillylmandelic Acid and Meterphrines


  • Surgery to resect the tumor


  • Phenoxybenzamine
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