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Sporadic pheochromocytoma

Disease definition

A rare tumor of endocrine glands characterized, typically, by a unicentric, unilateral, sporadic, catecholamine-secreting neuroendocrine tumor, arising from chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla, presenting with highly variable and non-specific manifestations, including hypertension (that can be paroxysmal, persistent, or resistant), cephalea, heart palpitations, anxiety, diaphoresis, unexplained fever, chronic fatigue and weakness, among others.


Classification level: Subtype of disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: C74.1  D35.0
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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