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Pheochromocytoma causing cardiomyopathy, ischemic stroke and acute arterial thrombosis: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23513638     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Pheochromocytoma is a rare catecholamine secreting neuroendocrine tumor with an estimated annual incidence of one to four per million and prevalence among hypertensive patients of 0.1 to 0.6%. The symptoms and signs of pheochromocytoma include the classic triad of episodic headache, increased sweating, and palpitations. These are as a result of an uncontrolled release of catecholamines. There exist only a small number of reports of pheochromocytoma simulating hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, few reports of pheochromocytoma-induced ischemic stroke and only two reported cases with pheochromocytoma-induced arterial thrombosis. We present a case of multiple, rare clinical complications of pheochromocytoma occurring in the same patient and the review of literature of these complications.
Tine Vindenes; Natalie Crump; Ritche Casenas; Kelly Wood
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Connecticut medicine     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0010-6178     ISO Abbreviation:  Conn Med     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372745     Medline TA:  Conn Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT, USA.
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