Pheochromocytoma and functional paraganglioma.


Journal Article (Review)

PURPOSE:Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are rare tumors of chromaffin cell origin. Their identification is likely increasing owing to the increased use of radiographic images detecting incidental adrenal masses. RECENT FINDINGS:The pathophysiology of hypertension induced by the release of catecholamines and newly discovered peptides has been shown to be more complex than the concept of episodic catecholamine release. SUMMARY:This review looks at the most recent advances in the physiology and molecular basis of these tumors.

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Cited Authors

  • Roman, S

Published Date

  • January 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 8 - 12

PubMed ID

  • 14685086

Pubmed Central ID

  • 14685086

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-703X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1040-8746

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00001622-200401000-00003


  • eng