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Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra

versión impresa ISSN 1137-6627


RIPODAS, B.; ARILLO, A.; MURIE, M.  y  GARCIA GARCIA, D.. Pheochromocytoma: A case report. Anales Sis San Navarra [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.1, pp.121-125. ISSN 1137-6627.

We present the case of a 34 year-old male, who was diagnosed with a malign pheochromocytoma and who was treated with left laparascopic suprarenalectomy. This is a neoplasia of the chromoffin cells with a prevalence of two cases per million inhabitants, which generally causes the typical symptoms of episodic freeing of catecholamines. We describe the case´s form of presentation, which began with successive episodes of intense abdominal pain on the left side. In the abdominal pelvic ultrasound and abdominal CT, a mass of 6.5 cm diameter was objectified, dependent on the left suprarenal gland. High levels of metanefrines and catecholamines were evident in the urine. A total left laparoscopic adrenalectomy was carried out. The pathological anatomy showed malign pheochromocytoma.

Palabras clave : Pheochromocytoma; Adrenalectomy; Catecholamines; Paraganglioma; Malignity.

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