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Primary hepatic pheochromocytoma?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8896659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of a single intrahepatic pheochromocytoma in the absence of an adrenal lesion and no evidence of metastatic disease. The patient had strong clinical and biochemical evidence of a pheochromocytoma. A CT scan was abnormal but nondiagnostic for pheochromocytoma. An 123I-metaiodobenzyl guanidine (MIBG) scan was falsely negative, but an MRI scan showed a definitive hepatic abnormality. After confirmation of endocrine activity by venous sampling, the tumor was surgically removed. The patient's symptoms have resolved and her plasma catecholamine levels as well as her 24-h urine catecholamine excretion have normalized. The case shows an unusual location of an isolated pheochromocytoma and provides an example of a false negative I-123 MIBG scan.
M C Reif; D W Hanto; J S Moulton; J P Alspaugh; P Bejarano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of hypertension     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0895-7061     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-11     Completed Date:  1997-02-11     Revised Date:  2009-02-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803676     Medline TA:  Am J Hypertens     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1040-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Ohio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pheochromocytoma / diagnosis,  pathology*

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