ALBERT SJOERDSMA, M.D., PH.D.; KARL ENGELMAN, M.D.; THOMAS A. WALDMANN, M.D.; LEE H. COOPERMAN, M.D.; WILLIAM G. HAMMOND, M.D.
Dr. Albert Sjoerdsma: I shall begin this conference by reading excerpts from the case histories of several of our patients.
"There was" a 6-year-old girl who had perspired excessively since birth and was repeatedly termed an "anxious child" by her pediatricians. After her mother read a newspaper article by Dr. Walter C. Alvarez on causes of excessive sweating, she asked a physician to measure her daughter's blood pressure; it was greatly elevated. A cerebrovascular accident with moderate residual ensued, but relief of symptoms eventually occurred after an operation. Two years later symptoms recurred, and metastatic nodules were visible on the
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SJOERDSMA A, ENGELMAN K, WALDMANN TA, COOPERMAN LH, HAMMOND WG. Pheochromocytoma: Current Concepts of Diagnosis and Treatment: Combined Clinical Staff Conference at the National Institutes of Health. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:1302–1326. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-6-1302
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(6):1302-1326.
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