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Phaeochromocytoma: report of three cases

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Abstract

The diagnosis and investigation of phaeochromocytoma was reviewed in three patients presenting to the paediatric renal centre with malignant hypertension. The initial diagnosis was made using urinary 4-hydroxy-3-methoxymandelic acid (VMA) and plasma adrenaline and non-adrenaline estimations. Our experience of the localization of phaeochromocytoma with ultrasound,131I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) and venous sampling was discussed and we have reappraised our approach to the localization of these tumours.

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Lewis, D., Dalton, N. & Rigden, S. Phaeochromocytoma: report of three cases. Pediatr Nephrol 1, 46–49 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00866884

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Key words

  • Phaeochromocytoma
  • Malignant hypertension
  • Catecholamines