Pheochromocytoma in Pregnancy

  • Kenneth K. Chen
Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)


A pheochromocytoma can have profound effects on pregnancy. It is important that it is diagnosed promptly and managed by an experienced multidisciplinary team in order to minimize any adverse outcomes to the mother or fetus. This chapter summarizes the issues to consider when faced with such a scenario: method of diagnosis, choice of pharmacotherapy, timing of surgery, mode of delivery, use of magnesium sulfate, and genetic testing.


Pheochromocytoma Pregnancy Physiological changes Medical blockade Timing of surgery Mode of delivery Magnesium sulfate Genetic testing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division & Fellowship Director, Obstetric & Consultative Medicine Staff Endocrinologist, Women & Infants’ Hospital of Rhode Island, Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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