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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 2008-2150
Vol. 17, No. s1, 2007, pp. 121-124
Bioline Code: pe07032
Full paper language: Farsi
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 17, No. s1, 2007, pp. 121-124

 en Pheocoromocytoma; A case report
Noori, NM; Poor, A Mohamadi; Karimi, M & Tohidi, MR

Abstract

Objective: Pheochromocytoma is a neoplosia of chromaffin cells that is very rare in children. Its signs and symptoms result from the release of catecholamine. It is usually a solitary, unilateral encapsulated tumor. The predominant clinical findings are crises of hypertension, palpitation, abdominal pain, paleness, vomiting, sweating, and weight loss. Its diagnosis requires a certain degree of suspicion.
Case report: We report on a 3-year-old child with pheochromocytoma of difficult clinical management. Diagnosis was confirmed by anatomico-phathological study.The patient recovered after surgical resection of the tumor.
Conclusion: The patient was a rare case of pheochromocytoma, his problems being especially hypertension and was cured after surgical resection of the tumor. This demonstrates the beneficial effect of early diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords
Pheochromocytoma, Hypertension, Abdominal mass, Chromeffin, Catecholamine

 
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