Pheochromocytoma history and symptoms

Jump to: navigation, search

Pheochromocytoma Microchapters

Home

Patient Information

Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Pheochromocytoma from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms

Physical Examination

Laboratory Findings

Electrocardiogram

X Ray

CT

MRI

Other Imaging Findings

Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy

Surgery

Primary Prevention

Secondary Prevention

Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy

Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

Pheochromocytoma history and symptoms On the Web

Most recent articles

cited articles

Review articles

CME Programs

Powerpoint slides

Images

American Roentgen Ray Society Images of Pheochromocytoma history and symptoms

All Images
X-rays
Echo & Ultrasound
CT Images
MRI

Ongoing Trials at Clinical Trials.gov

US National Guidelines Clearinghouse

NICE Guidance

FDA on Pheochromocytoma history and symptoms

CDC on Pheochromocytoma history and symptoms

Pheochromocytoma history and symptoms in the news

Blogs on Pheochromocytoma history and symptoms</small>

Directions to Hospitals Treating Pheochromocytoma

Risk calculators and risk factors for Pheochromocytoma history and symptoms

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ahmad Al Maradni, M.D. [2]Mohammed Abdelwahed M.D[3]

Overview

Common symptoms of pheochromocytoma include episodes of palpitations, sweating and headaches.[1] Most patients are asymptomatic. Less common symptoms include cardiomypathy and episodic hypotension.[2] Patients may have a history of recurrent attacks of palpitation or family history of pheochromocytoma. Patients may show symptoms of other multiple endocrine neoplasias associated diseases such as that of medullary thyroid cancer and hyperparathyroidism.

History

Past medical history

  • Patients suffering from pheochromocytoma may have a positive past medical history of recurrent attacks of palpitation or panic attacks.

Family history

Symptoms

Common symptoms

Common symptoms of pheochromocytoma are secondary to sympathetic nervous system hyperactivity. Symptoms usually subside in less than one hour and they may include:

Less common symptoms

Less common symptoms of pheochromocytoma include:

Symptoms of associated diseases

Pheochromocytoma patients may show symptoms of other diseases in MEN 2 syndromes such as:

References

  1. Stein PP, Black HR (1991). "A simplified diagnostic approach to pheochromocytoma. A review of the literature and report of one institution's experience.". Medicine (Baltimore). 70 (1): 46–66. PMID 1988766. 
  2. Baguet JP, Hammer L, Mazzuco TL, Chabre O, Mallion JM, Sturm N; et al. (2004). "Circumstances of discovery of phaeochromocytoma: a retrospective study of 41 consecutive patients.". Eur J Endocrinol. 150 (5): 681–6. PMID 15132724. 
  3. Bravo EL, Gifford RW (1993). "Pheochromocytoma.". Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 22 (2): 329–41. PMID 8325290. 
  4. Kassim TA, Clarke DD, Mai VQ, Clyde PW, Mohamed Shakir KM (2008). "Catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy.". Endocr Pract. 14 (9): 1137–49. PMID 19158054. doi:10.4158/EP.14.9.1137. 
  5. Bravo EL (1994). "Evolving concepts in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of pheochromocytoma.". Endocr Rev. 15 (3): 356–68. PMID 8076587. doi:10.1210/edrv-15-3-356. 
  6. Walther MM, Reiter R, Keiser HR, Choyke PL, Venzon D, Hurley K; et al. (1999). "Clinical and genetic characterization of pheochromocytoma in von Hippel-Lindau families: comparison with sporadic pheochromocytoma gives insight into natural history of pheochromocytoma.". J Urol. 162 (3 Pt 1): 659–64. PMID 10458336. 

Linked-in.jpg