Nursing Care for Pheochromocytoma: Case Study

  • Chulaluk Jaipang Adult and Geriatric Nursing Branch, Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing
Keywords: pheochromocytoma, nursing care for pheochromocytoma, case study

Abstract

         Pheochromocytoma, or a tumor of the adrenal medulla gland, is a disorders of the catecholamine hormone secretion which affecting multiple systems, especially in the cardiovascular system. Incidence of the disease is uncommon and can be cured by surgery with early detection. However, patients who have invasive or metastatic forms of malignant pheochromocytoma may affect the prognosis of the disease negatively. They risk danger of death. Therefore, patients need to be closely monitored and need complex nursing care to prevent complication. Nurses are the key  for pheochromocytoma care because they work closely with the patient. The nurse must have an understanding of the pathology, signs, and symptoms of the disease, as well as treatment guidelines to provide nursing care correctly.

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Published
2020-02-24
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