CHARLIE F. WINGO, M.D.; JOHN P. WILLIAMS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; FRANK A. WADE, M.D.
Case reports of pheochromocytomas have been appearing with increasing frequency since Labbe1 in 1922 first pointed out the clinical picture of hyperepinephrinemia associated with these tumors. Recent interest in the etiology and pathogenesis of hypertension has led to the discovery and removal of many of these tumors. Several pharmacologic tests have been developed to aid the establishment of this diagnosis in the past decade. Histamine, mecholyl bromide and tetraethylammonium bromide have been used to stimulate the release of pressor substances from the tumors; thus, a paroxysm of hypertension and symptoms are precipitated. Benzodioxane, Dibenamine and Regitine have been used to
WINGO CF, WILLIAMS JP, WADE FA. PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA: TWO CASE REPORTS WITH UNUSUAL REACTIONS AND A GENERAL REVIEW1. Ann Intern Med. ;42:856–872. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-4-856
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(4):856-872.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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