The paradox of hypotension and pheochromocytoma: a case report

Dimitri De Wilde, Brigitte Velkeniers, Luc Huyghens, Marc Diltoer

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Pheochromocytomas produce, store and secrete catecholamines. Diagnosis is often suspected in young patients with severe hypertension. We present the case of a 47-year-old woman without a previous history of hypertension, whose initial presentation was cardiovascular shock. Despite early diagnosis of the disease, the fulminant evolution of the pheochromocytoma crisis was fatal a few hours after admission. Only a few therapeutic options remain when haemodynamic collapse is catecholamine induced.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)237-239
Aantal pagina's3
TijdschriftEuropean Journal of Emergency Medicine
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusPublished - aug 2004


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