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Pheochromocytoma and Meningioma of the Foramen Magnum

Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(1):124-127. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-55-1-124
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The relationship between pheochromocytoma and other tumors of neural origin, particularly neurofibromas, has been emphasized in recent years. The appreciation of such an association may be of diagnostic value. The present communication concerns the appearance of a meningioma in a patient from whom a pheochromocytoma had previously been removed, and may indicate a further link in a group of related tumors.

CASE REPORT: A 58-year-old white male was initially admitted to the Denver Veterans Administration Hospital in July, 1955, complaining of weakness and unsteadiness of the legs and numbness of the hands. He had been well until 1947, when he


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