Alternate Names : Pheochromoblastoma
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
What are the risks to others?
A pheochromocytoma is not contagious.