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A Looming Danger: Pheochromocytoma

Published:October 15, 2013DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.08.023
      Adrenal gland masses tend to be discovered when a patient seeks medical attention for an unrelated symptom and undergoes imaging during the workup. Assessment of such masses must be carried out while the presenting disease is managed. This approach proved necessary when a 43-year-old woman was evaluated for right upper quadrant abdominal pain. During the previous 3 days, she had experienced dull, constant, nonradiating pain in association with vomiting.
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