Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Pheochromocytoma, Paraganglioma, Pathophysiology, Tumor
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.
Foltz, Christopher, "Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma" (2019). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 342.