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Pheochromocytoma and pregnancy: a difficult and dangerous ordeal.
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PMID:  22977377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Pheochromocytoma during pregnancy is potentially disastrous to the mother and fetus. Its ambiguous presentation is often mistaken for pre-eclampsia, although it may imitate other problems during pregnancy. Early diagnosis and timely, appropriate management reduces possible maternal and fetal complications. We identified a case of pheochromocytoma during pregnancy; the condition was initially diagnosed as pre-eclampsia complicated with gestational diabetes. Surgical intervention via left adrenalectomy was successfully performed in the second trimester. After surgery, all of the patient's medical problems nearly subsided and she did not require further treatment. However, her fetus displayed restricted intrauterine growth, and the patient eventually had premature delivery via a caesarean section. A multidisciplinary team to identify and treat pheochromocytoma is mandatory to ensure optimal conditions for tumour removal and to anticipate any possible catastrophic events.
Nor Azlin Mohamed Ismail; Rahana Abd Rahman; Norasyikin Abd Wahab; Rohaizak Muhammad; Kamaruddin Nor Azmi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Malaysian journal of medical sciences : MJMS     Volume:  19     ISSN:  2180-4303     ISO Abbreviation:  Malays J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-14     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101126308     Medline TA:  Malays J Med Sci     Country:  Malaysia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Yaacob Latiff, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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