WILLIAM C. BURRAGE; JAMES A. HALSTED
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The clinical picture associated with functioning tumors of the adrenal medulla has been well described,1, 2, 3 leading to an increasing accuracy in diagnosis. Operative intervention is usually successful in correcting the leading physiological abnormality of paroxysmal hypertension.
In 1941 Biskind, Meyer, and Beadner4 reviewed the literature, analyzing a total of 29 cases which had come to operation. Since that time 22 additional cases have been reported5-19 (table 1). Of these 51 cases 11 died postoperatively,
and one died of metastases two years after operation. Most of the remaining 39 patients were relieved of both signs
BURRAGE WC, HALSTED JA. ADRENAL MEDULLARY TUMOR (PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA); CASE REPORT WITH SUCCESSFUL OPERATION*. Ann Intern Med. 1948;28:838–849. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-28-4-838
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(4):838-849.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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