Pheochromocytoma in pregnancy: A case Report

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This is the case of a 38 year-old female patient with an intrauterine pregnancy, in which a previous incidentally identified adrenal mass proved to be a pheochromocytoma during the antenatal period. The patient was started on α-and β-adrenergic blockade to maintain hemodynamic stability, and surgical removal of the lesion was performed during the second trimester without major complications. In view of the rarity of this disorder in pregnancy, it is imperative to have a high index of suspicion for a prompt and dedicated management, since this tumor, if unrecognized, is associated with high fetal and maternal mortality.




Alvarado, M., Ramirez-Vick, M., Allende-Vigo, M., Mendez-Latalladi, W., Agosto, M., Gonzalez, R., … Méndez, K. (2016). Pheochromocytoma in pregnancy: A case Report. Boletin de La Asociacion Medica de Puerto Rico, 108(1), 93–96.

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