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Alternate Names : Pheochromoblastoma

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

What can be done to prevent the disease?

There is no known way to prevent a pheochromocytoma.

What are the long-term effects of the disease?

In most people, surgery to remove the pheochromocytoma is successful. In these cases, there are often no long-term effects. In others, however, the tumor may cause death. This may be due to a massive release of hormones by the tumor. Occasionally, the tumor may cause death by spreading to other parts of the body.

What are the risks to others?

A pheochromocytoma is not contagious.

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Pheochromocytoma: Treatment & Monitoring

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

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