Pheochromocytoma

What is Pheochromocytoma?

Pheochromocytoma is a tumour of the adrenal gland. The tumour is generally a benign one. These tumours produce excess hormones like adrenaline. They are very vascular.

Clinical Features of Pheochromocytoma

1. Hypertension, headache.
2. Nausea, vomiting, fainting.
3. Weight loss, sweating, clammy skin.
4. Anxiety, nervousness.
5. Palpitations, rapid heart rates.

Management of Pheochromocytoma

Immediate hospitalisation and surgery.