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Pheocromocytoma in children

R Pardo, L Somalo, S Málaga, F Santos
Hypertension affect about 1% of patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Major causes are concomitant pheocromocytoma in adults and renovascular hypertension in children. In most cases, NF1 is associated with renal artery stenosis, smooth cell proliferation and advential fibrosis. We describe a 16 year old girl with hypertension complicating NF1 secondary to severe coarctation of abdominal aorta and tight stenosis of right renal artery, a very uncommon case. She was first diagnosed when she was 3-years-old and managed with antihypertensive drugs (atenolol, hidralazine and nifedipine); she experienced progressive uncontrollable hypertension but no symptoms, thus she was admitted to repeat studies...
2008: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
S Montemurro, E Ruggieri, E Maselli, A F Zito, F Chiumarulo, G Gargano
BACKGROUND: Extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma, or paraganglioma, is a rare tumour arising from paraganglion chromaffin cells of the sympathetic nervous system. In adults, pheochromocytomas are often called the "10% tumor" because approximately 10% occur above the diaphragm, 10% of intraabdominal pheochromocytomas are extra-adrenal, 10% are bilateral, 10% are multiple, 10% are familial, 10% are malignant, and 10% recur postoperatively. In children, instead, this tumor occurs in ectopic sites in 30-40% of the cases...
2007: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
J Lucaya, C Sancho, J Bonnin, R Tormo
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December 1979: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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