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Pheochromocytoma: pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor that usually starts in the cells of the adrenal glands. See detailed information below for a list of 15 causes of Pheochromocytoma, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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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)
Usually benign, well-encapsulated, lobular, vascular tumor of chromaffin tissue of the adrenal medulla or sympathetic paraganglia; the cardinal symptom, reflecting the increased secretion of epinephrine and norepinephrine, is hypertension, which may be persistent or intermittent.
- (Source - CRISP)
A tumor of the adrenal gland that causes it to produce too much adrenaline. Pheochromocytomas are usually benign (noncancerous), but can cause dangerously high blood pressure and other symptoms, including pounding headaches, heart palpitations, flushing of the face, nausea, and vomiting.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)
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 Institute of Health)
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Medical Conditions associated with Pheochromocytoma:
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Adrenal glands, Hypertension (398 causes), Catecholamines, Arrhythmias (172 causes), Headache (2433 causes), Diaphoresis (73 causes), Epigastric pain (93 causes), Palpitations (566 causes), Nausea (2564 causes), Tremor (353 causes), Weakness (3752 causes), Anxiety (895 causes), Flank pain (34 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Weight loss (2248 causes), Sipple syndrome, MEN syndromes
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