Pheochromocytoma

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou

Presentation

Patient was admitted to the ER with hypertensive crisis

Patient Data

Age: 42 years old
Gender: Female
CT

A large, well defined, lobulated soft tissue mass lesion is noted at the right adrenal region. It displaces the IVC anteromedially and the right kidney posteriorly. It exhibits strong heterogeneous contrast enhancement in arterial and venous phases with washout in delayed phase. Average density at the arterial phase about 128 HU. 

Case Discussion

Catecholamines were found in the patient's urinalysis. The diagnosis of pheochromocytoma was suspected on abdominal ultrasound and confirmed by CT. Histopathology confirmed the suspected diagnosis of benign pheochromocytoma.

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Case information

rID: 58335
Published: 12th Feb 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Ain Shams University

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