Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term


Document Type


Course Number


Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

John Chovan


Pheochromocytoma, Paraganglioma, Pathophysiology, Tumor

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma are rare, possibly malignant, catecholamine secreting tumors. These tumors arise from the adrenal medulla and extra-adrenal sites, with reports of 80-85% and 15-20% respectively. The expanding field of genetics is contributing valuable information in recent years in regards to pathogenesis, and identifying patients with increased risk of occurrence. If found, prompt treatment- and usually surgical resection, is advised.

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