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Pheochromocytoma: Introduction

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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Pheochromocytoma: Complications

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Causes of Pheochromocytoma

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Pheochromocytoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pheochromocytoma

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Prognosis for Pheochromocytoma

Prognosis for Pheochromocytoma: better with surgery than medical treatment

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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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