Recurrent Fulminant Myocarditis Revealing a Pheochromocytoma
|Fathia Mghaieth Zghal1,2, Jihen Ayari1*, Abdeljelil Farthati1, Mohamed Sami Mourali1 and Rachid Mechmeche1,2|
|1Department of Cardiology, Investigation and Resuscitation Unit Cardiology, La Rabta University Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia|
|2Faculty of Medicine, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia|
|Corresponding Author :||Jihen Ayari
Department of Cardiology
La Rabta University Hospital 1007 Tunis-Jabbari, Tunisia
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received January 13, 2015; Accepted February 12, 2015; Published February 16, 2015|
|Citation: Zghal FM, Ayari J, Farthati A, Mourali MS, Mechmeche R (2015) Recurrent Fulminant Myocarditis Revealing a Pheochromocytoma. J Clin Case Rep 5: 490. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000490|
|Copyright: © 2015 Zghal FM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Introduction: Pheochromocytoma is a rare etiology of fulminant myocarditis. It is however a curable tumor in which surgical ablation spares patients from dreadful cardiac complications surgical ablation spares patients from dreadful cardiac complications.
Case report: We report the case of a 61-year-old patient, with a pheochromocytoma, documented by pathologic examination and revealed by recurrent fulminant myocarditis.
Conclusion: It is advisable to search for pheochromocytoma in case of a non-explained and a fortiori recurrent myocarditis. Given its curability, potentially fatal complications could possibly be avoided after surgical treatment.