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Pheochromocytoma in a pregnant woman with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2a.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11826768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pheochromocytoma is a rare cause of hypertension. Its coexistence with pregnancy is exceptional and laparoscopic removal has rarely been reported. We describe the case of a 34-year-old woman with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2a (MEN 2a) with adrenal pheochromocytoma diagnosed in the 6th week of pregnancy. After pretreatment with phenoxybenzamine, a successful transperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy was performed in the twentieth week of gestation. The management of pheochromocytoma in pregnancy and the indications for laparoscopic surgery in pregnant patients are discussed.
M A Martínez Brocca; D Acosta Delgado; D Quijada; E Navarro González; A Soto Moreno; D Gonzáles Duarte; A del Valle López de Ayala; R Astorga Jiménez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0951-3590     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Endocrinol.     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-05     Completed Date:  2002-07-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807913     Medline TA:  Gynecol Endocrinol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Endocrinology, Hospital Universitario Vírgen del Rocío, Avenida Manuel Siurot s/n, 41013 Seville, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  surgery
Gestational Age
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Microscopy, Electron
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2a / complications*
Pheochromocytoma / diagnosis*,  surgery
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / diagnosis*,  surgery
Pregnancy Outcome

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