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Alternate Names : Pheochromoblastoma

Pheochromocytoma | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the disease diagnosed?

The history of symptoms and the physical exam will make a healthcare provider suspect a pheochromocytoma. The tumor is often found in people with very high blood pressure. Urine tests are usually done to help confirm the elevated levels of adrenaline-like hormones. An abdominal CT scan or other imaging test is done to locate the tumor.

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Pheochromocytoma: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Bill Harrison, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 07/27/01

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