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A small vascular tumor of the adrenal medulla, causing irregular secretion of epinephrine and norepinephrine, leading to attacks of raised blood pressure, palpitations, and headache.
- ‘Histology, however, showed a large adenoma of the adrenal cortex; a phaeochromocytoma could not be detected.’
- ‘To exclude the possibility of phaeochromocytoma, case 1 underwent computed tomography and cases 3 and 4 underwent isotopic imaging.’
- ‘He improved the way in which patients with phaeochromocytoma were prepared for surgery by characterising the way in which these tumours released their hormones.’
- ‘Increased metabolic rate is rarely the main cause, except with an overactive thyroid or phaeochromocytoma, a rare tumour which produces excess adrenaline to stimulate our brown adipose tissue.’
- ‘Phaeochromocytomas are rare, can be managed with minimal morbidity if recognized early.’
1920s: from pheochrome (another term for chromaffin), rom Greek phaios dusky + khrōma color), + -cyte.
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