Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor in the adrenal glands that causes excess secretion of catecholamines.
This leads mainly to hypertension but can also lead to hyperglycemia
and diabetes-like symptoms.
Only about 1 in a 1000 people with hypertension have a pheochromocytoma. ...more »
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Definitions of Pheochromocytoma:
A pheochromocytoma occurring in the adrenal gland (which is the typical site of pheochromocytomas). -- 2004
- (Source - Diseases Database)
A vascular tumor of the adrenal gland; hypersecretion of epinephrine results in intermittent or sustained hypertension
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Pheochromocytoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Pheochromocytoma, or a subtype of Pheochromocytoma,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Pheochromocytoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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