NORMAN O. ROTHERMICH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The syndrome of paroxysmal hypertension associated with tumors of the chromaffin tissue, usually of the adrenal medulla, has become well known, and the clinical recognition and successful surgical removal of these tumors are being achieved with increasing frequency in recent years. These tumors are almost always anatomically benign but, because they produce such profound effects on the patient's physiology, they have a stirring and dramatic appeal, and the current literature is filled with case reports emphasizing one or another special or unusual feature. Individuals harboring an active pheochromocytoma are always in imminent danger of sudden death, and hence, regardless of
ROTHERMICH NO. AN UNUSUAL CASE OF PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA WITH FATAL OUTCOME1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:157–165. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-1-157
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(1):157-165.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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