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One Case of Pheochromocytoma.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1988;31(7):942-947.
Published online July 31, 1988.
One Case of Pheochromocytoma.
Jong Jin Kim, Jung Oh Kim, Sung Won Kang, Byung Churl Lee
Department of Pediatrics, Catholic Medical College University, Seoul, Korea
소아 Pheochromocytoma 1례
김종진, 김정오, 강승원, 이병철
가톨릭의대 의학부 소아과학교실
Received: 24 August 1987   • Accepted: 1 February 1988
The Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor of childhood and can arise from chromaffin tissue anywhere in the body. Most commonly it is located in the adrenal medulla, especially on the right side. We experienced a case of pheochromocytoma in a 14 year old boy, who had paroxysmal palpitation, perspiration, dyspnea and contemporary paroxysmal hypertension. Diagnosis was made by clinical features, elevated plasma catecholamine concentration, elevated urinary catecholamine metabolites concentration in 24 hrs, abdominal CT scan and pathological finding after surgical removal. Followed plasma and urinary catecholamine study after 2 weeks postoperatively showed normal value. The case was presented with briefreview of literatures.
Key Words: Pheochromocytoma

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