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Cardiovascular collapse after labetalol for hypertensive crisis in an undiagnosed pheochromocytoma during cesarean section.
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PMID:  21729814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pheochromocytoma is a catecholamine-producing tumor but rarely delayingly diagnosed until during pregnancy. We reported a pregnant woman who underwent emergent cesarean section because of intrauterine growth retardation, oligohydramnios, and hypertension. The existence of an undiagnosed pheochromocytoma was suspected by the unusual hemodynamic response to spinal anesthesia, abdominal compressions, and operative stimulus. Hypertensive crisis occurred during the operation and she was sent to the intensive care unit for postoperative care. In the intensive care unit, cardiovascular collapse occurred after nonselective β-adrenergic blockade. Unexpected hypertensive crisis during the perioperative period should alert clinicians to the possibility of a pheochromocytoma. For the treatment of choice, nonselective β-adrenergic blockade should not be used before the α-blockade.
Chi-Hang Kuok; Chia-Rong Yen; Chong-Sin Huang; Yuan-Pi Ko; Pei-Shan Tsai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-06-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Taiwanica : official journal of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1875-452X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101214918     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Department of Anesthesiology, Hsinchu Mackay Memorial Hospital, Hsinchu city, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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