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Isoflurane in Patients with Pheochromocytoma — A Multicenter Study

  • G. Rolly
  • J. Coddens
  • P. Scherpereel
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiology Intensive Care Medicine/Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin book series (A+I, volume 182)


Removal of a pheochromocytoma is always a challenge to the anaesthesiologist. Few and scarce data are available in the literature about the usefulness and practical application of isoflurane for this indication [1, 2, 3]. Theoretical considerations suggest, however, that isoflurane would be a most appropriate anaesthetic in this regard. Amongst the reasons given for its use, eventually the most important ones are stable heart rhythm and absence of arrhythmias [4], minimal depression of cardiac output, and decreased vascular resistance.


Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Systolic Arterial Pressure Hypertensive Crisis Stroke Volume Index Diastolic Arterial Pressure 
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  • G. Rolly
  • J. Coddens
  • P. Scherpereel

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