Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma

  • Michael J. StechmanEmail author


Pheochromocytoma (PHEO) and paraganglioma (PGL) are rare tumors that secrete catecholamines and their metabolites


Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy Adrenal Vein Sampling Short Synacthen Test Adrenal Medullary Hyperplasia Subtotal Adrenalectomy 
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Further Reading

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  4. Lenders JW, Pacak K, Walther MM, Linehan WM, Mannelli M, Friberg P, Keiser HR, Goldstein DS, Eisenhofer G. Biochemical diagnosis of pheochromocytoma: which test is best? JAMA. 2002;287(11):1427–34.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Walz MK, Alesina PF, Wenger FA, Koch JA, Neumann HP, Petersenn S, Schmid KW, Mann K. Laparoscopic and retroperitoneoscopic treatment of pheochromocytomas and retroperitoneal paragangliomas: results of 161 tumors in 126 patients. World J Surg. 2006;30(5):899–908.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Endocrine SurgeryUniversity Hospital of WalesCardiffUK

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