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Pheochromocytoma presenting as hypertension in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21189702     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pheochromocytoma is a curable, rare cause of hypertension, characterized by symptoms and signs related to increased catecholamine secretion. Pregnancy and labour increase the risk of hypertensive crisis. However, antepartum diagnosis reduces both maternal and foetal mortality, allowing for safe cesarean section and resection of tumor. Control of hypertension with alpha blockers and beta blockers is the medical treatment. Surgical removal of the tumour is the definitive treatment. Hypertensive crisis needs to be treated aggressively. We report this case for the rare presentation of pheochromocytoma presenting as hypertension in pregnancy.
Vikram A Londhey; Vrinda K Kulkarni
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0004-5772     ISO Abbreviation:  J Assoc Physicians India     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-30     Completed Date:  2011-01-11     Revised Date:  2012-06-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505585     Medline TA:  J Assoc Physicians India     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  508-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, T.N. Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai 400008.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Cesarean Section
Diagnosis, Differential
Hydrops Fetalis / diagnosis,  surgery
Hypertension / drug therapy,  etiology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pheochromocytoma / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis,  drug therapy
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / diagnosis*,  surgery
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents
Comment In:
J Assoc Physicians India. 2012 Feb;60:135; author reply 135   [PMID:  22715568 ]
Erratum In:
J Assoc Physicians India. 2010 Oct;58:629

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