Pheochromocytoma, the Challenge to Anesthesiologists

Rudin Domi, Hektor Sula


Once the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma is made, the tumor must be localized and pre-treated before surgical resection. The operation is usually delayed until hypertension is controlled. A good preoperative preparation including also hormonal evaluation, careful and smooth induction of anaesthesia, good collaboration between the surgeon and anaesthesiologist, and finally taking care in the postoperative period, are the most important steps of the treatment. These are also the focus data, mentioned by several authors in their papers regarding the successful treatment of pheochromocytoma, considered as a challenge to the anaesthesiologist.

J Endocrinol Metab. 2011;1(3):97-100


Adrenal gland; Pheochromocytoma; alpha-blocking agents

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