Malignant Pheochromocytoma: about Two New Cases
Ali El Mahdi Haddam2
Soumeya Nora Fedala1
1. Department of endocrinology bab el oued hospital, Algeria
2. Department of endocrinology bologhine hospital, Algeria
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)
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.
Malignant pheochromocytoma; Adrenergic signs; MIBG; Magnetic resonance; Adrenalectomy
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