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Yeon A Kim  (Kim YA) 1 Article
A Case of Pheochromocytoma Presented with Cardiogenic Shock.
Mi Young Do, Hee Man Kim, Young Guk Ko, Sung Kil Lim, Jae Hun Jung, Namsik Chung, Yeon A Kim, Shin Ae Kang, Jae Hoon Moon, Jin Hyung Lee, Sang Tae Choi
J Korean Endocr Soc. 2005;20(3):283-288.   Published online June 1, 2005
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A pheochromocytoma is a catecholamine secreting tumor, which is often overlooked when cardiovascular complications, such as acute heart failure, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, arrhythmias, and dilated cardiomyopathy, presented as the initial clinical manifestations. Failure to identify a pheochromocytoma in these situations may be fatal. We report the case of 32-year-old female, who presented with cardiogenic shock. Echocardiography revealed severe global hypokinesia of the dilated left ventricle, with the exception of the apex. Computed tomography of the aorta showed a well-enhanced left adrenal mass, 3.5cm in diameter. A 24 hour urine collection study for catecholamines and a 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine(MIBG) scan were suggestive of the diagnosis of a single adrenal pheochromocytoma. The patient stabilized after shock management, and recovered with intensive medical treatment. Follow-up echocardiography revealed normalized cardiac function and chamber dimensions. Thereafter, the adrenal mass was successfully removed using laparaoscopic surgery, without complications


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    Endocrinology and Metabolism.2010; 25(3): 240.     CrossRef
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