HASCALL H. MUNTZ, M.D.; JAMES O. RITCHEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILLIS D. GATCH, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Pheochromocytoma, the "physiologically malignant"1 and histologically benign adrenal medullary tumor produces a clinical picture almost identical with that produced by large doses of epinephrine.
One hundred and fifty cases have been reported. The increasing frequency of antemortem diagnoses, particularly in the last decade has shown that the rarity of this clinical syndrome is more apparent than real. Because of the demonstrated effectiveness of the surgical treatment it is important that physicians be aware of this pathologic entity and the methods of assuring a correct diagnosis. Forty-one of the 150 cases have been treated surgically since the first operation by Charles
MUNTZ HH, RITCHEY JO, GATCH WD. ADRENALIN PRODUCING TUMOR (PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA) CONTAINING 2300 MG. OF ADRENALIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:133–147. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-1-133
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(1):133-147.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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