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Primary Cardiac Pheochromocytoma Involving Both Right and Left Atria

Authors
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
0003-4975
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
95
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.05.084
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Pheochromocytomas are catecholamine-producing paragangliomas derived from the neural crest. Primary cardiac pheochromocytoma is extremely rare. We describe a case of cardiac pheochromocytoma involving both right and left atria in a middle-aged woman. Metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintiscan results were normal, but results from an octreotide scan were abnormal. The tumor was successfully resected using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB).

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