CLINTON G. WEIMAN, M.D.; KENNETH BACK, B.S.; PETER E. RUSSO, M.D.; H. A. SHOEMAKER, Ph.D.; STEWART WOLF, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The clinical diagnosis of pheochromocytoma in patients with sustained or paroxysmal hypertension may be suggested by history and physical examination but these are rarely conclusive. Neither are attempts to demonstrate the tumor by radiography, although plain radiograph of the abdomen, intravenous pyelography and retrograde pyelography are often helpful. Retroperitoneal pneumography1, 2 has been suggested to replace the relatively difficult and hazardous perirenal air insufflation, although there have been no published reports of the demonstration of chromaffin tumors by this method. Adequate justification for operation usually depends on the results of one or more pharmacologic tests that are only moderately reliable
WEIMAN CG, BACK K, RUSSO PE, et al. THE DIAGNOSIS OF PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA BY DEMONSTRATION OF PRESSOR SUBSTANCES IN THE URINE AND BY RETROPERITONEAL PNEUMOGRAPHY*. Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:131–139. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-41-1-131
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(1):131-139.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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