LEROY E. DUNCAN JR., M.D.; JAMES H. SEMANS, M.D.; JOHN EAGER HOWARD, M.D.
The clinical picture associated with tumors composed of tissue morphologically and functionally similar to that of the adrenal medulla has been fairly well defined.1, 2, 3 The cardinal feature of this entity is hypertension, usually paroxysmal. As one would expect, there is frequently evidence that carbohydrate metabolism is abnormal. We have recently observed a patient with an adrenal pheochromocytoma in whom the disturbance of carbohydrate metabolism was so severe that he was followed for several years in our Diabetic Clinic as a characteristic case of diabetes mellitus. Even after the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma had been established, it was thought that
DUNCAN LE, SEMANS JH, HOWARD JE. ADRENAL MEDULLARY TUMOR (PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA) AND DIABETES MELLITUS; DISAPPEARANCE OF DIABETES AFTER REMOVAL OF THE TUMOR1. Ann Intern Med. ;20:815–821. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-5-815
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(5):815-821.
Adrenal Disorders, Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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