International Journal of Preventive Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-

Pheochromocytoma after cesarean section


Elham Naghshineh, Azar Danesh Shahraki, Somaye Sheikhalian, Leila Hashemi 
 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Azar Danesh Shahraki
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran

Pheochromocytoma is a catecholamine-producing tumor. There are a very few reported cases of clinical pheochromocytoma. Here, we report a 27-year-old woman para 1 live 1 with chief complaint of headache, confusion, nausea, and vomiting 2 days after cesarean section. She was anxious and had palpitation. On physical examination, fever, tachycardia, tachypnea, high blood pressure, and right thyroid nodule were found. She was managed as pregnancy-induced hypertension at first. In laboratory data, epinephrine, norepinephrine, metanephrine, normetanephrine, and vanillylmandelic acid were increased in 24 h urine collection. An adrenal mass was detected in abdominal computed tomography. Regarding clinical and paraclinical findings, pheochromocytoma was diagnosed. The patient received medical treatment, but it was not effective; hence, she underwent adrenalectomy.


How to cite this article:
Naghshineh E, Shahraki AD, Sheikhalian S, Hashemi L. Pheochromocytoma after cesarean section.Int J Prev Med 2016;7:60-60


How to cite this URL:
Naghshineh E, Shahraki AD, Sheikhalian S, Hashemi L. Pheochromocytoma after cesarean section. Int J Prev Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Sep 21 ];7:60-60
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