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Recurrent Pheochromocytoma in an Elderly Patient

Version 1 : Received: 10 June 2020 / Approved: 12 June 2020 / Online: 12 June 2020 (09:17:29 CEST)

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Susheela, A.T.; Eldib, H.; Vinnakota, D.; Bial, A.; Ali, S.; Koh, H.; Lavery, B.; Gorbien, M. Recurrent Pheochromocytoma in an Elderly Patient. Medicina 2020, 56, 316. Susheela, A.T.; Eldib, H.; Vinnakota, D.; Bial, A.; Ali, S.; Koh, H.; Lavery, B.; Gorbien, M. Recurrent Pheochromocytoma in an Elderly Patient. Medicina 2020, 56, 316.

Journal reference: Medicina 2020, 56, 316
DOI: 10.3390/medicina56060316

Abstract

Pheochromocytoma is a rare neuroendocrine tumor that affects people in the 4th and 5th decades of life. It can be benign or malignant, and present as isolated tumors or along with other neuroendocrine syndromes. We present a case of an elderly man who underwent laparoscopic adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma when he was 58 years only to have a recurrence of metastatic malignant pheochromocytoma in his seventies. We also conducted a literature review to understand the epidemiology and presentation of the tumor and to emphasize that there should be a low threshold of suspicion for timely diagnosis and management of recurrent pheochromocytoma.

Subject Areas

Pheochromocytoma; neuroendocrine tumor

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