Malignant Pheochromocytoma: about Two New Cases  

Ali El Mahdi Haddam2 , Soumeya Nora Fedala1 , Farida Chentli2 , Djamila Meskine2
1. Department of endocrinology bab el oued hospital, Algeria
2. Department of endocrinology bologhine hospital, Algeria
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International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 31   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2015.05.0031
Received: 28 Apr., 2015    Accepted: 13 Jul., 2015    Published: 23 Jul., 2015
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Ali El Mahdi Haddam, Soumeya Nora Fedala, Farida Chentli, Djamila Meskine, 2015, Malignant Pheochromocytoma: about Two New Cases, International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 5(31) 1-5 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2015.05.0031)

Abstract

Malignant pheochromocytomas are very rare tumors characterized by high morbidity and mortality and therapeutic difficulties.

We report observations of a man and a woman who presented malignant pheochromocytoma discovered during the exploration of malignant hypertension. Laboratory tests confirmed the secretory nature of the mass. Malignancy was affirmed by the existence of hepatic and bone metastases during the initial radiological investigation in a case and during evolution in the other case.

Keywords
Malignant pheochromocytoma; Adrenergic signs; MIBG; Magnetic resonance; Adrenalectomy
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