Endocrinol Metab > Volume 27(2); 2012 > Article
Endocrinology and Metabolism 2012;27(2):159-162.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/EnM.2012.27.2.159    Published online June 20, 2012.
A Case of Dopamine-Secreting Pheochromocytoma.
Jung Kyu Park, Hoon Kyu Oh, Moo Hyun Shon, Hyun Hee Kim, Eon Ju Jeon, Eui Dal Jung
1Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. Jed15@cu.ac.kr
2Department of Pathology, Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
A pheochromocytoma is a neuroectodermal tumor that originates from the chromaffin cells of the sympathetic system. It has typical symptoms or signs, such as periodic attacks of paroxysmal hypertension, palpitation, headache, and sweating, related to an increased catecholamine secretion. Types of catecholamine secreted from tumors are usually norepinephrine and epinerphrine. There are a few reports of dopamine-secreting pheochromocytoma with absence of other catecholamines secretion. Here, we report the case of a 59-year-old man with dopamine-secreting pheochromocytoma, with no typical symptoms or signs.
Key Words: Dopamine, Pheochromocytoma

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