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Disease Pheochromocytoma

Name Pheochromocytoma
Synonyms Extra-Adrenal Pheochromocytoma | Extra-Adrenal Pheochromocytomas | Pheochromocytoma, Extra Adrenal | Pheochromocytoma, Extra-Adrenal | Pheochromocytomas | Pheochromocytomas, Extra-Adrenal | PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO
Definition A usually benign, well-encapsulated, lobular, vascular tumor of chromaffin tissue of the ADRENAL MEDULLA or sympathetic paraganglia. The cardinal symptom, reflecting the increased secretion of EPINEPHRINE and NOREPINEPHRINE, is HYPERTENSION, which may be persistent or intermittent. During severe attacks, there may be HEADACHE; SWEATING, palpitation, apprehension, TREMOR; PALLOR or FLUSHING of the face, NAUSEA and VOMITING, pain in the CHEST and ABDOMEN, and paresthesias of the extremities. The incidence of malignancy is as low as 5% but the pathologic distinction between benign and malignant pheochromocytomas is not clear. (Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1298)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D010673
OMIM® ID 171300

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2. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroectodermal Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroendocrine Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Paraganglioma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Pheochromocytoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Pheochromocytoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
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