JAY A. DESJARDINS, M.D.; ROBERT C. BROD, M.D.
The association of diabetes mellitus with pheochromocytoma has been reported but is unusual.1 The occurrence of diabetic retinopathy in association with pheochromocytoma is apparently rare.2 It is the purpose of this report to describe a patient with diabetes mellitus believed to be secondary to a pheochromocytoma and with diabetic retinopathy which continued to progress despite the amelioration of other evidences of diabetes following removal of the tumor.
A 51-year-old Negro laborer was admitted to the U. S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, for evaluation of glycosuria which had been found by his family physician during a routine yearly physical examination
DESJARDINS JA, BROD RC. PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA AND DIABETES MELLITUS: REPORT OF A CASE WITH TRANSIENT EXACERBATION OF DIABETIC RETINOPATHY FOLLOWING REMOVAL OF THE TUMOR1. Ann Intern Med. ;54:998–1008. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-998
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):998-1008.
Adrenal Disorders, Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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