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Acrocyanosis in a young adult: a rare presentation of extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma.

Authors
  • Kumar, Prabhat
  • Ghosh, Soumik
  • Tanwar, Hitendra Singh
  • Gupta, Ashish Kumar
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ Case Reports
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
2014
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2013-202845
PMID: 24872481
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Extra-adrenal pheochromocytomas (EAPs) are rare catecholamine-secreting tumours. The patient commonly present with headache, palpitation, anxiety, diaphoresis, raised blood pressure and heart rate which can be sustained or episodic and less commonly Raynaud's phenomenon. We present a case of an adult woman who presented with unilateral upper limb acrocyanosis and hypertension which was secondary to EAP and resolved completely after surgical removal of the tumour.

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