MILTON A. BELL, M.D.; WILLIAM S. BLAKEMORE, M.D.; EDWARD ROSE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Variations in the clinical picture of functioning chromaffin tumors occasionally present diagnostic pitfalls. This report describes 4 unusual cases of pheochromocytoma illustrating some vagaries of this disease. They include the occurrence of paroxysmal episodes for more than 26 years, dominating symptoms of peripheral vasoconstriction, severe sweating for 12 years as the chief complaint, and the recurrence of typical crises associated with a presumably metastatic lesion in the humerus, 7½ years after the removal of a pheochromocytoma of the adrenal.
M. B., a 53-year-old white male physician, first noted symptoms at age 28 when he was a
BELL MA, BLAKEMORE WS, ROSE E. Some Vagaries of Pheochromocytoma: Four Illustrative Cases. Ann Intern Med. ;57:406–411. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-3-406
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(3):406-411.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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