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Phaeochromocytomas as a cause of hypotension.
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PMID:  1424214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient presented with apparent septicaemic shock. Full invasive cardiovascular monitoring revealed systemic hypotension, high normal cardiac output, and a low systemic vascular resistance. Maintenance of systemic vascular resistance and blood pressure was shown to be highly dependent on noradrenaline. Subsequent investigation revealed the presence of a phaeochromocytoma producing adrenaline. The mechanisms by which phaeochromocytomas may produce hypotension are discussed.
M A Baxter; P Hunter; G R Thompson; D R London
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical endocrinology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0300-0664     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Endocrinol. (Oxf)     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-09     Completed Date:  1992-12-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0346653     Medline TA:  Clin Endocrinol (Oxf)     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
General Hospital, Birmingham, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / complications*,  secretion
Epinephrine / secretion
Hypotension / etiology*
Middle Aged
Pheochromocytoma / complications*,  secretion
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