JOHN S. LADUE, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.; PAUL J. MURISON, M.D.; GEORGE T. PACK, M.D.
The purpose of this case report is to present and compare the reactions of a patient with a medullary tumor of the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma) to the intravenous administration of histamine phosphate and of tetraethylammonium bromide.
Roth and Kvale1 found that three patients with pheochromocytoma who were given 1/40 to 1/20 of a milligram of histamine phosphate intravenously responded with a rise of 100 mm. of Hg or more in the blood pressure reading. Patients who had essential hypertension or hypertension secondary to renal disease and those who were controls or hyper-reactors to the cold pressor test evidenced a
LADUE JS, MURISON PJ, PACK GT. THE USE OF TETRAETHYLAMMONIUM BROMIDE AS A DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA1. Ann Intern Med. ;29:914–921. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-5-914
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(5):914-921.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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