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Cirugía paraguaya

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RAMIREZ SOTOMAYOR, Julio; PFINGST, Carlos; GUTIRREZ, Tomás  and  VERA, Hugo. Asymptomatic pheochromocytoma. Rev. Cir. Parag. [online]. 2013, vol.37, n.1, pp.33-35. ISSN 2307-0420.

SUMMARY Pheochromocytoma is a catecholamine-producing tumor, largely responsible for hypertension in young, most often located in the adrenal medulla, unilateral. Generally associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia. Patients present an array of symptoms, including hypertension. A case of a 31 years with right upper quadrant pain a year of evolution, such heaviness and weight loss 3 kg. Physical examination found a mass in the right upper quadrant reaching epigastrium, 12 cm in diameter. With the diagnosis of retroperitoneal tumor images obtained by exploratory laparotomy decides where a tumor was visualized 18cm. in diameter, solid, in the upper pole of the right kidney, vena cava joined. Tumor resection was performed and the pathology report confirmed pheochromocytoma.

Keywords : Catecholamines; Adrenal medulla; Multiple endocrine neoplasia.

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