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Acute pulmonary oedema in a patient with phaeochromocytoma

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A young patient with a phaeochromocytoma who presented as an acute non cardiogenic pulmonary oedema is described. Phaeochromocytoma should be considered as a possible cause of the “adult respiratory distress syndrome”.

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Naeije, R., Yernault, J.C., Goldstein, M. et al. Acute pulmonary oedema in a patient with phaeochromocytoma. Intensive Care Med 4, 165–167 (1978). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01700260

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Key words

  • Phaeochromocytoma
  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Pulmonary oedema
  • Catecholamines