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Acute cardiomyopathy and multiorgan failure in a patient with pheochromocytoma and neurofibromatosis type 1.
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PMID:  24640818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Pheochromocytomas are catecholamine secreting tumours of the adrenal gland, discovered in 0.1% of patients with hypertension. Our case highlights an atypical presentation of pheochromocytoma in a patient with Neurofibromatosis type 1 who developed cardiogenic shock with multi-organ failure. The patient demonstrated reversible dilated cardiomyopathy during her hospital stay, and her blood pressure fluctuated widely. Discovery of right adrenal mass followed by biochemical testing facilitated the diagnosis. Judicious medical management led to an uneventful surgical removal of the tumour followed by marked stabilization of her blood pressure. We discuss the characteristics of pheochromocytoma associated with Neurofibromatosis type 1 via reversible cardiac dysfunction.
Rezwan Ahmed; Yousef Darrat; Eyad Hamoudeh; Mehair Omar Elhamdani; Abid Yaqub
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-03-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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