Pheochromocytoma in pregnancy: A case report and updated management review

Authors

  • Khalid baagar Hamad general hospital
  • Wjiha Gul
  • Hind Yousef Ahmed
  • Mohammed Bashir

Keywords:

Pregnancy, Pheochromocytoma, Hypertension, Catecholamines

Abstract

Pheochromocytoma is a catecholamine-producing neuroendocrine tumor leading to hypertensive crises in untreated patients. Presentation in pregnancy can mimic gestational hypertension or pre-eclampsia. Physicians need to keep a high index of suspicion to have timely diagnosis and management of pheochromocytoma during pregnancy. We report a 27-year-old female who was diagnosed with pheochromocytoma at 18 weeks of gestation and she underwent laparoscopic adrenalectomy at 22 weeks of gestation with a good pregnancy outcome and with no recurrence over 8 years of follow-up.

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Published

2022-05-28

How to Cite

baagar, K. ., Gul, W., Ahmed, H., & Bashir, M. (2022). Pheochromocytoma in pregnancy: A case report and updated management review. Yemen Journal of Medicine, 1(1), 40-42. Retrieved from https://mansapublishers.com/index.php/yjm/article/view/3334

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Case Report