Spontaneous Rupture of Pheochromocytoma Managed by Transarterial Embolization and Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: A Case Report

Authors

  • Ronnarat Suvikapakornkul Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Jesada Suwigrom Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Keywords:

Spontaneous rupture, pheochromocytoma, transarterial embolization, laparoscopic adrenalectomy

Abstract

Spontaneous rupture of pheochromocytoma is a very rare complication. Approximately 55 cases have been
reported in the literature. Patients usually present with a clinical triad of severe vasoconstriction, tachycardia and
labile hypertension due to massive release of catecholamines. Emergency adrenalectomy is associated with high
mortality, but accurate diagnosis and good preoperative preparation can significantly improve postoperative
prognosis.

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2015-09-30

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Suvikapakornkul R, Suwigrom J. Spontaneous Rupture of Pheochromocytoma Managed by Transarterial Embolization and Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: A Case Report. Thai J Surg [Internet]. 2015 Sep. 30 [cited 2022 Sep. 27];36(3). Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ThaiJSurg/article/view/226164

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