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Vol 19, No 4 (2015)
CASE REPORT
Published online: 2015-12-31
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Biochemically silent pheochromocytoma — rare, but not uncommon. Case study

Marta Sołtysiak, Piotr Gołofit, Marek Łokaj, Jacek Głowala, Krystyna Widecka
DOI: 10.5603/AH.2015.0025
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Arterial Hypertension 2015;19(4):200-202.

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Vol 19, No 4 (2015)
CASE REPORT
Published online: 2015-12-31

Abstract

Approximately 5–6.5% of adrenal incidentalomas are pheochromocytomas, and 8% of the patients with a pheochromocytoma are completely asymptomatic. Marker-negative pheochromocytomas represent a small group of rare tumours, yet rarely reported in the current medical literature. In the current study presents a case of 49-year old patient with hypertension, caused by biochemically silent pheochromocytoma and the potential medical complications, which can be particularly dangerous in cases of misdiagnosed, non-functional tumours.

Abstract

Approximately 5–6.5% of adrenal incidentalomas are pheochromocytomas, and 8% of the patients with a pheochromocytoma are completely asymptomatic. Marker-negative pheochromocytomas represent a small group of rare tumours, yet rarely reported in the current medical literature. In the current study presents a case of 49-year old patient with hypertension, caused by biochemically silent pheochromocytoma and the potential medical complications, which can be particularly dangerous in cases of misdiagnosed, non-functional tumours.

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Keywords

pheochromocytoma, biochemically silent pheochromocytoma, secondary hypertension

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Title

Biochemically silent pheochromocytoma — rare, but not uncommon. Case study

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 19, No 4 (2015)

Pages

200-202

Published online

2015-12-31

DOI

10.5603/AH.2015.0025

Bibliographic record

Arterial Hypertension 2015;19(4):200-202.

Keywords

pheochromocytoma
biochemically silent pheochromocytoma
secondary hypertension

Authors

Marta Sołtysiak
Piotr Gołofit
Marek Łokaj
Jacek Głowala
Krystyna Widecka

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