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Pheochromocytoma; diagnosis, localization, and treatment.


Pheochromocytoma; diagnosis, localization, and treatment.

Pacak, Karel et al.

Blackwell Publishing


172 pages




These rare but perfidious tumors are frequently missed or easy to misdiagnose, yet if left untreated is always fatal. They produce catecholamine, so diagnosis must be prompt, with treatment consisting largely of surgical resection. This comprehensive update provides the latest research along with best clinical practices and includes pathology, clinical presentations including signs and symptoms, differential diagnosis, special presentations such as when incidentally discovered with an adrenal mass, as an endocrine emergency, in children or in pregnancy, or as pseudopheochromocytoma, current trends in research of the genetics of pheochromocytoma, including in sporadic and other pheochromocytomas, catecholamines and adrenergic receptors, current trends in biochemical diagnosis and in localization, medical therapy and preparation for surgery, postoperative management and future trends from genomics, proteomics and therapeutic modalities.

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Date:Dec 1, 2007
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