Joan Mastrobattista, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Joan Mastrobattista

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Pheochromocytoma

Pheochromocytoma (intra-adrenal); Paraganglioma (extra-adrenal) 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features and incidence Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are rare catecholamine-producing neuroendocrine tumors derived from chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla and extra-adrenal paraganglia. The term pheochromocytoma describes the intra-adrenal tumors that represent the majority of these catecholamine-producing tumors. Paragangliomas describe extra-adrenal tumors classified according to…

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