GEORGE W. THORN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOSEPH A. HINDLE, M.D.; JOHN A. SANDMEYER, M.D.
For most patients with persistent, severe hypertension there is little hope of inducing a complete and uncomplicated cure. The classical syndrome of paroxysmal episodes of severe hypertension associated with pheochromocytoma of the adrenal gland is well known (Howard and Barker1). The fact that pheochromocytoma of the adrenal may at times be associated with a persistent, severe hypertension has been described by Kirshbaum and Balkin.2 However, this fact is not generally appreciated. The present case is reported in view of a striking improvement in blood pressure which was associated with the removal of a pheochromocytoma in a patient who had been
THORN GW, HINDLE JA, SANDMEYER JA. PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA OF THE ADRENAL ASSOCIATED WITH PERSISTENT HYPERTENSION; CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;21:122–130. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-1-122
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;21(1):122-130.
Adrenal Disorders, Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer.
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