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Descriptor English:   Pheochromocytoma 
Descriptor Spanish:   Feocromocitoma 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Feocromocitoma 
Synonyms English:   Extra-Adrenal Pheochromocytoma
Extra-Adrenal Pheochromocytomas
Pheochromocytoma, Extra Adrenal
Pheochromocytoma, Extra-Adrenal
Pheochromocytomas, Extra-Adrenal  
Tree Number:   C04.557.465.625.650.700.725
Definition English:   A usually benign, well-encapsulated, lobular, vascular tumor of chromaffin tissue of the ADRENAL MEDULLA or sympathetic paraganglia. The cardinal symptom, reflecting the increased secretion of EPINEPHRINE and NOREPINEPHRINE, is HYPERTENSION, which may be persistent or intermittent. During severe attacks, there may be HEADACHE; SWEATING, palpitation, apprehension, TREMOR; PALLOR or FLUSHING of the face, NAUSEA and VOMITING, pain in the CHEST and ABDOMEN, and paresthesias of the extremities. The incidence of malignancy is as low as 5% but the pathologic distinction between benign and malignant pheochromocytomas is not clear. (Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1298) 
Indexing Annotation English:   benign or malignant; coord IM with usually ADRENAL GLAND NEOPLASMS (IM)
See Related English:   Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2a
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2b
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BS blood supply BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid CI chemically induced
CH chemistry CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SC secondary SU surgery
TH therapy UL ultrastructure
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   10868 
Unique Identifier:   D010673 

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