Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term


Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name


Professor’s Name

John D. Chovan


Pheochromocytoma, Tumor, Anesthesia, Adrenal, Adrenal Medulla, Adrenal Gland

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


  • Pheochromocytoma presents with unusual symptomology and can remain difficult to diagnose. Early detection is paramount along with pre-surgical pharmacological intervention for best outcomes. Decrease manipulation of tumor to avoid additional secretion of catecholamine (Chung et al., 2018). From an anesthesia perspective, pheochromocytomas in patients presents a severe risk to the preservation of life pre, intra, and post-operatively. It remains necessary to prevent hemodynamic instability and to prevent administration of drugs which may elicit hemodynamic instability, since prolonged hemodynamic instability may lead to loss of life or chronic disability (Sonntagbauer et al., 2018).

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