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n. pl. phe·o·chro·mo·cy·to·mas or phe·o·chro·mo·cy·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A usually benign tumor of the adrenal medulla or the sympathetic nervous system in which the affected cells secrete increased amounts of epinephrine or norepinephrine.

[pheochromocyte, chromaffin cell (Greek phaios, dusky + chromo- + -cyte) + -oma.]
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Noun1.pheochromocytoma - a vascular tumor of the adrenal gland; hypersecretion of epinephrine results in intermittent or sustained hypertension
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
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Baqsimi is contraindicated in patients with pheochromocytoma, insulinoma, and known hypersensitivity to glucagon or to any of the excipients in Baqsimi.
Pheochromocytoma, a rare tumour, arises mainly in the adrenal gland.
Twenty-four-hour urine vanillylmandelic acid, homouanillic acid and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid values were within the normal limits, ruling out pheochromocytoma. Blood adrenaline, noradrenaline, metanephrine, normetanephrine and adrenocorticotropic hormone levels were also normal.
The clinical presentation of childhood pheochromocytoma is highly variable.
To the Editor: Pheochromocytomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors that originate from the chromaffin cells in the adrenal glands or associated sympathetic ganglia.[1] To the best of our knowledge, malignant pheochromocytoma is extraordinarily rare, with a frequency of 0.2-0.9 case per 1,000,000 individuals per year, and there is obvious shortage of clinical reports on metastatic pheochromocytoma to the spine.
A 10-month old boy with a low socioeconomic background presented with severe systemic hypertension (140/90 mmHg), tachycardia (160 beats/minute), profuse sweating, and cachexia at our cardiac intensive care unit on suspicion of pheochromocytoma. The patient had a 2-month history of failure to thrive, marked sweating, and motor regression.
Public health company The US Food and Drug Administration revealed on Monday that it has authorised the approval of Azedra injection for intravenous use for the treatment of adults and adolescents with rare tumours of the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma).
Food and Drug Administration to treat people 12 and older with rare adrenal gland tumors (pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma) that can't be surgically removed and have spread beyond the original site.
Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor arising from the chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla [8].
Hastanin PASS Skoru (Pheochromocytoma of the Adrenal gland Scaled Score) 13 olarak degerlendirildi.
Recommendations for somatic and germline genetic testing of single pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma based on findings from a series of 329 patients.