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"Careful consideration of the possible presence of a pheochromocytoma or a paraganglioma in every patient with hypertension, sustained or intermittent, must now be regarded as a diagnostic obligation. . . ." "Once thought rare, such tumors have recently been discovered to be the most common, surgically curable cause of high blood pressure. . . ." "The specificity, accuracy, convenience and safety of phentolamine (regitine) has established it as the testing agent of choice for routine use in screening all hypertensive patients."
These pronouncements, ably expressed by the DeCourcys, whose recent compilation1 has been freely drawn upon in preparation of this
M. HJL. THE DIAGNOSIS OF PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA. Ann Intern Med. ;39:1333–1340. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-6-1333
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(6):1333-1340.
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