Pheochromocytoma: State of the Art and Guide to Evaluation and Management

  • Pradeep PV Department of Endocrine Surgery, Baby Memorial Hospital.


Pheochromocytoma though rare is an important cause of secondary hypertension. Detection of such a tumor should lead the clinician to look associated familial syndromes like MEN, PGL, NF, VHL etc. Appropriate biochemical evaluation taking necessary precautions to avoid the false positive and negative results associated with improper sample collection has to be avoided. Once biochemically localized, radiological imaging like CECT is used to localize the tumor.Surgical removal should be attempted only after adequate pre operative preparation. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is the goldstandard   Experienced anesthesiologist is critical to the outcome in the operating room. Aggressive post operative management of the hypotension is critical to patient recovery

Author Biography

Pradeep PV, Department of Endocrine Surgery, Baby Memorial Hospital.
ConsultantEndocrine Surgery DeptBaby Memorial HospitalCalicut


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How to Cite
PV, Pradeep. Pheochromocytoma: State of the Art and Guide to Evaluation and Management. BMH Medical Journal - ISSN 2348–392X, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 43-50, jan. 2016. ISSN 2348-392X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 july 2024.
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