A 51-year-old female was diagnosed preoperatively to have a pheochromocytoma producing ACTH. This diagnosis was based upon her paroxysmal hypertension, hyperpigmentation, and hypokalemia. Elevated levels of serum and urine corticosteroids, plasma ACTH, urinary VMA, and catecholamines fell after a right adrenal pheochromocytoma was removed. Subsequently this tumor was found to have a high content of ACTH. Review of the lieterature indicates a mortality rate of 57% for this syndrome. Proper preoperative recogniton and management can result in total cure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine|
|State||Published - 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)