Primary hepatic pheochromocytoma?

M. C. Reif, D. W. Hanto, J. S. Moulton, J. P. Alspaugh, P. Bejarano

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Abstract

We report a case of a single intrahepatic pheochromocytoma in the absence of an adrenal lesion and no evidence of metastatic disease. The patient had strong clinical and biochemical evidence of a pheochromocytoma. A CT scan was abnormal but nondiagnostic for pheochromocytoma. An 123I-metaiodobenzyl guanidine (MIBG) scan was falsely negative, but an MRI scan showed a definitive hepatic abnormality. After confirmation of endocrine activity by venous sampling, the tumor was surgically removed. The patient's symptoms have resolved and her plasma catecholamine levels as well as her 24-h urine catecholamine excretion have normalized. The case shows an unusual location of an isolated pheochromocytoma and provides an example of a false negative I-123 MIBG scan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1040-1043
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Hypertension
Volume9
Issue number10 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 29 1996

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Pheochromocytoma
Liver
Guanidine
Catecholamines
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Urine
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • hepatic tumor
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • pheochromocytoma
  • radioiodinated metaiodobenzyl guanidine scan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Reif, M. C., Hanto, D. W., Moulton, J. S., Alspaugh, J. P., & Bejarano, P. (1996). Primary hepatic pheochromocytoma? American Journal of Hypertension, 9(10 I), 1040-1043. https://doi.org/10.1016/0895-7061(96)00174-4

Primary hepatic pheochromocytoma? / Reif, M. C.; Hanto, D. W.; Moulton, J. S.; Alspaugh, J. P.; Bejarano, P.

In: American Journal of Hypertension, Vol. 9, No. 10 I, 29.10.1996, p. 1040-1043.

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Reif, MC, Hanto, DW, Moulton, JS, Alspaugh, JP & Bejarano, P 1996, 'Primary hepatic pheochromocytoma?', American Journal of Hypertension, vol. 9, no. 10 I, pp. 1040-1043. https://doi.org/10.1016/0895-7061(96)00174-4
Reif MC, Hanto DW, Moulton JS, Alspaugh JP, Bejarano P. Primary hepatic pheochromocytoma? American Journal of Hypertension. 1996 Oct 29;9(10 I):1040-1043. https://doi.org/10.1016/0895-7061(96)00174-4
Reif, M. C. ; Hanto, D. W. ; Moulton, J. S. ; Alspaugh, J. P. ; Bejarano, P. / Primary hepatic pheochromocytoma?. In: American Journal of Hypertension. 1996 ; Vol. 9, No. 10 I. pp. 1040-1043.
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