Pheochromocytoma causing cardiomyopathy,ischemic stroke and acute arterial thrombosis: A case report and review of the literature

Tine Vindenes, Natalie Crump, Ritche Casenas, Kelly Wood

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Abstract

Pheochromocytoma is a rare catecholamine secreting neuroendocrine tumor with an estimated annual incidence of one to four per million and prevalence among hypertensive patients of 0.1 to 0.6%. The symptoms and signs of pheochromocytoma include the classic triad of episodic headache, increased sweating, and palpitations. These are as a result of an uncontrolled release of catecholamines. There exist only a small number of reports of pheochromocytoma simulating hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, fewreports ofpheochromocytomainduced ischemic stroke and only two reported cases with pheochromocytoma-induced arterial thrombosis. We present a case of multiple, rare clinical complications of pheochromocytoma occurring in the same patient and the review of literature of these complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalConnecticut Medicine
Volume77
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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