Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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Vol. 13, No. 2, 2009, pp. 94-95
Bioline Code: cm09021
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2009, pp. 94-95
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Spontaneous rupture of adrenal pheochromocytoma in a patient with Von Recklinghausen's disease|
Azhough, Ramin; Barband, Ali Reza; Motayagheni, Negar; Niafar, Mitra & Pourfathi, Hojjat
Spontaneous rupture of an adrenal pheochromocytoma is extremely rare and can be lethal because of dramatic changes in the circulation. We describe a 35-year-old Iranian female with previously diagnosed von Recklinghausen ′ s disease who suffered spontaneous rupture of an adrenal pheochromocytoma, misdiagnosed as renal colic followed by an extensive retroperitoneal hematoma, irreversible hemodynamic shock, and death.
Adrenal tumor, pheochromocytoma, von Recklinghausen′s disease, retroperitoneal hematoma
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