J. E. COOK, M.D.; R. W. URICH, M.D.; H. G. SAMPLE JR., M.D.; N. W. FAWCETT, M.D.
Pheochromocytomas of the organs of Zuckerkandl are rare tumors that are primarily benign. We are aware of only three malignant lesions involving these organs previously reported in the literature.8
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the familial and malignant aspects of pheochromocytomas, especially of the organs of Zuckerkandl, and to present three case reports.1,, 2, 4, 9, 12, 18
Pheochromocytomas may arise either from the medullary tissues of the adrenals or from chromaffin tissue located elsewhere in the body. The majority of chromaffin tumors occur in the adrenal gland. About 10% of pheochromocytomas occur in extra-adrenal
COOK JE, URICH RW, SAMPLE HG, FAWCETT NW. PECULIAR FAMILIAL AND MALIGNANT PHEOCHROMOCYTOMAS OF THE ORGANS OF ZUCKERKANDL1. Ann Intern Med. ;52:126–133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-1-126
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(1):126-133.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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