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Pheochromocytoma and Von Recklinghausen Disease Revealed by Adrenal Incidentaloma  

M. A Amani , N Medjadi , B Benlazaar
Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology 1st November Hospital Oran, Algeria
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International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 19   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2016.06.0019
Received: 22 Feb., 2016    Accepted: 25 Mar., 2016    Published: 08 Aug., 2016
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Amani M.A., Medjadi N., and Benlazaar B., 2016, Pheochromocytoma and Von Recklinghausen Disease Revealed by Adrenal Incidentaloma, International Journal of Clinical Case Report, 6(19): 1-3 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2016.06.0019)


Adrenal incidentalomas are discovered incidentally during a radiological examination of the abdomen whatever the reason justifying this exploration.


We report the case of a 37 years old woman with no particular family history and who consulted for a right adrenal incidentaloma discovered during an abdominal ultrasound performed for vomiting. Clinical examination revealed a blood pressure-110/70 mmHg, a Menard triad (headaches, palpitations, sweating), a multiheteronodular goiter without signs of thyroid dysfunction, café-au-lait spots and cutaneous neurofibromas and diffuses lentiginous.


Laboratory tests confirmed the secretory nature of the mass. A radiological assessment with an abdominopelvic computed tomography (CT) scan showed a right adrenal tissue mass measuring 47×48×38 mm. The MIBG scintigraphy confirmed the neuroendocrine nature of the mass and the absence of other sites.

Adrenal incidentaloma; Pheochromocytoma; Von Recklinghausen disease; Adrenalectomy
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