GEORGE B. HUTCHISON, M.D.; JAMES A. EVANS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; DONALD C. DAVIDSON, M.D.
The clinical course of patients with tumors secreting epinephrine and norepinephrine is subject to great variations and may often simulate in every aspect the course of patients with essential hypertension. At the present time it is widely recognized that the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma must be considered in the evaluation of every patient with significant hypertension. The importance of establishing the diagnosis is great because of the curability by surgical removal and the possibility of malignant degeneration in the tumor. Two of 12 cases of pheochromocytoma were malignant in our series.2 Only 13 verified pheochromocytomas have been found on exploration or
HUTCHISON GB, EVANS JA, DAVIDSON DC. PITFALLS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:300–309. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-2-300
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(2):300-309.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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