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Pheochromocytoma: Introduction

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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Causes of Pheochromocytoma:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Pheochromocytoma. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Pheochromocytoma: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pheochromocytoma

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Misdiagnosis and Pheochromocytoma

Rare cancer hidden cause of panic symptoms: The rare cancer pheochromocytoma, an adrenal tumor, can initially have symptoms similar to panic disorder. Its symptoms may include anxiety, panic, sweating, increased heart rate, and other more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, it more »

Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi. See melanoma and spitz more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia (such as Alzheimer's disease). more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical more »

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Pheochromocytoma: Related Rare Diseases

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Pheochromocytoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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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)

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)

Detailed list of causes of Pheochromocytoma

The list below shows some of the causes of Pheochromocytoma mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Pheochromocytoma?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pheochromocytoma. Of the 15 causes of Pheochromocytoma that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 12 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pheochromocytoma:

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Conditions listing medical complications: Pheochromocytoma:

The following list of medical conditions have Pheochromocytoma or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.




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What are the alternative names for Pheochromocytoma:

Phaeochromocytoma, Chromaffin paraganglioma, Chromaffin tumor, Chromaffinoma
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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Medical Conditions associated with Pheochromocytoma:

Adrenal symptoms (57 causes), Cancer-related symptoms (173 causes), Endocrine symptoms (217 causes)

Symptoms related to Pheochromocytoma:

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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