Von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis and malignant pheochromocytoma: presentation of 3 cases.

A Ventura, J Ribeiro, A Murinello, L Amado, A Morgado, C Guerra, F Murinello, J L Silva, J A Mota


Neurofibromatosis may involve every organ. Manifestations vary greatly and different kind of neoplasia may be associated with excessive frequency; it's the case of pheochromocytoma that, as a benign tumor, coexists in 10%. Description of coexistency as a malignant tumor is a rarity; therefore, we think it's interesting to publish our experience. Nevertheless the association of Von Recklinghausen's disease with hypertension is not always dependent of that kind of association.

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