Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 1994;10(3):295-299.
Published online November 6, 2019.
A Case of Pheochromocytoma Diagnosed as Preeclampsia during Prenancy.
Bong Yun Cha, Ho Young Son, Soon Jip Yoo, Ki Hyun Baik, Myung Hoon Kim, Moo Il Kang, E Jin Choi, Kwang Woo Lee, Sung Koo Kang, Uk Kim, Jong Man Won, Jin Young Yoo
Abstract
A case of a pregnant woman with an undiagnosed pheochromocytoma is presented. Gestational hypertension was developed at 33 weeks' gestation. Also she experienced intermittent chest discomfort, headache and irritability during those period. Normal vaginal delivery was successfully performed with close observation. Even though experiencing same symptoms for two years after delivery, she had been treated as neurosis. Uncatched pheochromocytoma was detected and the tumor was resected successfully. It seems to be that many cases of pheochromocytoma with pregnancy still go unrecognized because of close similarity between pheochromocytoma and toxemia. High index of suspicion should be maintained to achieve early diagnosis because antenatal diagnosis can lower the mortality in both mother and fetus.
Key Words: Pheochromocytoma, Preeclampsia


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