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Pheochromocytoma (pathology)

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Ryan


High blood pressure. Patient has neurofibromatosis type 1.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy specimen.

Transverse section of left adrenal gland with pale tan, focally congested medullary mass. The peripheral rim of yellow to dark tan is the normal adrenal cortex, and there is surrounding inked adipose tissue.


Pheochromocytoma with nests ('zellballen') of polygonal cells with slightly basophilic cytoplasm, and variable nuclear pleomorphism. 

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Case information

rID: 22683
Published: 16th Apr 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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