Pheochromocytoma and Contrast Media
Patients with catecholamine-producing tumors (pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas) do not need any special preparation before they receive non-ionic iodine-based contrast medium or any gadolinium-based contrast medium intravenously. It is recommended that such patients should receive oral α- and β-adrenergic blocking drugs before they are given non-ionic iodine-based contrast media intra-arterially.
KeywordsContrast Medium Adrenal Mass Plasma Noradrenaline Plasma Catecholamine Catecholamine Release
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