Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
versão impressa ISSN 1137-6627
RIPODAS, B.; ARILLO, A.; MURIE, M. e GARCIA GARCIA, D.. Pheochromocytoma: A case report. Anales Sis San Navarra [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.1, pp.121-125. ISSN 1137-6627. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1137-66272012000100011.
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.
Palavras-chave : Pheochromocytoma; Adrenalectomy; Catecholamines; Paraganglioma; Malignity.