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Pheochromocytoma Mimicking Both Acute Coronary Syndrome and Sepsis: A Case Report.
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PMID:  23107814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: To present an atypical manifestation in a patient with pheochromocytoma. Clinical Presentation and Intervention: A 48-year-old man presented with chest pain, fever and leukocytosis. Elevated cardiac biomarkers and diffuse ST-T abnormalities on electrocardiography suggested myocardial infarction. However, coronary angiography showed normal coronary arteries. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a left adrenal tumor of 6.7 × 6.8 cm. Paroxysmal fluctuation of blood pressure raised the suspicion of pheochromocytoma, which was further supported by elevated urine catecholamine levels. He underwent left adrenalectomy and pathological findings confirmed the diagnosis. Conclusion: Pheochromocytoma should be considered as part of the differential diagnosis in a patient with symptoms suggestive of both acute coronary syndrome and sepsis.
Ting-Wei Lee; Ke-Hsun Lin; Chun-Jen Chang; Wei-Han Lew; Ting-I Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical principles and practice : international journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1423-0151     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Princ Pract     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901334     Medline TA:  Med Princ Pract     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine,Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.
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