J M Castro, J P Garcia


The authors present the case of a 51 year old woman with severe arterial hypertension with parixisms, without medical control. The clinical, laboratory and imagiological investigation showed a pheochromocytoma at the right adrenal gland. The patient was submitted to surgery with success. Specific aspects of differential diagnosis are discussed and a review of the more relevant features of clinical diagnosis, pre-operative preparation and surgical technique are presented.

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