Unusual and Challenging Presentation of Hereditary Pheochromocytoma: Physicians Should Not Be Fooled - A Case Report
Received Date: May 08, 2019 / Accepted Date: Jun 04, 2019 / Published Date: Jun 11, 2019
We present the case of a 45-year-old woman admitted to our hospital with acute heart failure and cardiogenic shock requiring stabilization with an intra-aortic balloon pump, inotropes and vasopressors. Nevertheless, the patient developed a multi organ failure. Firstly, diagnosed as an acute myocarditis, bilateral pheochromocytoma was discovered with MRI scan and confirmed with urine and plasma metanephrines. Bilateral adrenalectomy was performed. The genetic testing revealed a mutation in the Neurofibromatosis type 1 gene. Given the life-threatening complications and the good prognosis after radical surgery, the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma should be quickly considered in patients presenting with unexplained cardiovascular compromise.
Keywords: Pheochromocytoma; Neurofibromatosis 1; Cardiovascular diseases; Neuroendocrine tumors; Hypertension
Citation: Parasiliti-Caprino M, Matta M, Lopez C, Barbero U, Maletta F, et al. (2019) Unusual and Challenging Presentation of Hereditary Pheochromocytoma where Physicians Should Not Be Fooled - A Case Report. J Mol Genet Med 13: 428.
Copyright: © 2019 Parasiliti-Caprino M, 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.
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