David Z. Morgan, M.D.
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Three cases are presented in which pheochromocytomas were precisely localized by retrograde aortography. One patient, a normotensive 23-year-old pharmacy student, was found, during routine screening of his class for experimental purposes, to have persistently elevated 24-hour urinary catecholamine levels ranging from 114 to 337 µg. Aortography established the presence of a right suprarenal tumor. A second case was unique in that aortography permitted the preoperative diagnosis of a pheochromocytoma of the organ of Zuckerkandl. This severely hypertensive woman, age 28, had been thought to have renal artery stenosis because of the presence of a loud abdominal bruit. A retrograde aortogram
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Morgan DZ. Aortography as an Aid to the Localization of Pheochromocytoma.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:902. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-902_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):902.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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