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Extraadrenal Pheochromocytoma with Renal Artery "Pseudostenosis"-An Important Pitfall.
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PMID:  22901822     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pheochromocytoma and renal artery stenosis are two common causes of surgically correctable childhood hypertension that may coexist. We describe a case of extraadrenal pheochromocytoma with left upper polar renal artery pseudostenosis. The tumor was excised, preserving the accessory renal artery and kidney. The child was normotensive and did not require drugs postoperatively. Radiologic appearance of stenosis does not necessarily mean fixed renal artery stenosis, especially with a pheochromocytoma because it may exist as a result of vasospastic effects of the pheochromocytoma. Incorrect diagnosis may result in untoward risk and unnecessary procedures for the patient, hence the need to remember this pitfall.
Authors:
Dhananjay Vaze; Amita Trehan; Akshay Saxena; Kusum Joshi; Kannan L Narasimhan
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1527-9995     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.
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