Pheochromocytoma: a rare cause of childhood hypertensive encephalopathy.
Pheochromocytomas are rare neuroendocrine tumours of chromaffin tissues. They are catecholamine secreting tumours which cause severe hypertension and other systemic disturbances. Of all the causes of childhood hypertension, pheochromocytoma constitutes less than 1%. We report the case of a 12 years old child who presented with hypertensive encephalopathy, confirmed histologically to be secondary to pheochromocytoma, and cured with meticulous critical care and surgical resection.
Department of Paediatric Critical Care Unit, The Children's Hospital and ICH, Lahore. email@example.com
SourceJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP 22:8 2012 Aug pg 536-8
MeSHAdrenal Gland Neoplasms
Pub Type(s)Case Reports