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Multiple organ failure and coma as initial presentation of pheochromocytoma in a patient with multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type II A.

Authors
  • Lorz, W1
  • Cottier, C
  • Imhof, E
  • Gyr, N
  • 1 Medical Department, Kantonsspital Liestal, University of Basel, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Intensive Care Medicine
Publisher
Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1993
Volume
19
Issue
4
Pages
235–238
Identifiers
PMID: 8103532
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The unusual case of a 65-year-old woman with intermittent hypotension, fever, pulmonary edema and coma as initial presentation of pheochromocytoma is reported. The patient developed respiratory, cardiac and renal failure, disseminated intravascular coagulation and liver dysfunction. She had to be defibrillated on multiple occasions, occurring in periods of severe hypertension. After successful surgical removal of a pheochromocytoma a thyroid medullary carcinoma was detected. Several members of the patients family had presented with multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN II).

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