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Transient shock and myocardial impairment caused by phaeochromocytoma crisis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3814455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient admitted to hospital after injury to the abdomen was found to have transient hypertension which was followed by profound hypotension. ST elevation developed and extensive myocardial akinesia was seen at echocardiography, but coronary angiograms at this stage were normal. After treatment with intravenous fluids and dopamine he progressively recovered normal cardiac function. A partly necrotic catecholamine secreting tumour was later removed from the abdomen and it is likely that a kick to the abdomen had damaged the tumour and the consequent release of catecholamine had triggered a phaeochromocytoma crisis.
T R Shaw; P Rafferty; G W Tait
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1987 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-04-16     Completed Date:  1987-04-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / complications*,  secretion
Catecholamines / secretion
Myocarditis / etiology*
Pheochromocytoma / complications*,  secretion
Shock / etiology*
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