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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019, 7(12), 308-310
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-12-2
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A Composite Pheochromocytoma-ganglioneuroma: A Case Report

Fatma Mnif1, , Asma Zargni1, Dhoha Ben Salah1, Mouna Mnif Feki1, Nabila Rekik1 and Mohamed Abid1

1Department of Endocrinology, Hedi Chaker University Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia

Pub. Date: September 16, 2019

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Fatma Mnif, Asma Zargni, Dhoha Ben Salah, Mouna Mnif Feki, Nabila Rekik and Mohamed Abid. A Composite Pheochromocytoma-ganglioneuroma: A Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019; 7(12):308-310. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-12-2


Composite pheochromocytomas are considered rare neoplasms of the adrenal gland. We report a case of composite pheochromocytoma in a 53-year-old woman, with a 4-year medical history of uncontrolled hypertension without hypokalemia and treated with three antihypertensive. A computed tomographic scan was performed, showing the presence of a spontaneously hypodense adrenal mass of 6 x 6 x 3 cm at the expense of the outer arm of the right adrenal gland, and with microcalcifications and a double component. Laboratory studies showed elevated urinary metanephrines. Diagnosis of pheochromocytoma was retained. The patient underwent surgery and pathologic examination concluded the presence of a composite pheochromocytoma.

hypertension hypokalemia adrenal gland composite pheochromocytoma ganglioneuroma

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