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Journal: University Journal of Surgery and Surgical Specialities (Vol.2, No. 5)

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Page : 63-66

Keywords : :Pheochromocytoma; Adrenal; Hypertension;

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Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the catecholamine-producing cells of the adrenal medulla. These tumors produce excess catecholamine, which if missed or not properly treated, will almost prove fatal. Therefore prompt diagnosis and treatment is necessary. We present a case of bilateral pheochromocytoma in a young male who presented with complaints of sweating, headache, tachycardia and hypertension. Biochemical evaluation showed excess catecholamine production. Imaging studies showed bilateral adrenal mass. Patient underwent bilateral adrenalectomy after thorough preoperative preparation. Histopathology examination confirmed pheochromocytoma bilaterally.

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