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Negar Motayagheni, Ramin Azhough, Ali Reza Barband, Mitra Niafar, Hojjat Pourfathi
Keywords : Adrenal tumor, pheochromocytoma, von Recklinghausen′s disease, retroperitoneal hematoma
Citation Information : Motayagheni N, Azhough R, Barband AR, Niafar M, Pourfathi H. Spontaneous rupture of adrenal pheochromocytoma in a patient with Von Recklinghausen′s disease. Indian J Crit Care Med 2009; 13 (2):94-95.
License: CC BY-ND 3.0
Published Online: 01-07-2012
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2009; The Author(s).
Spontaneous rupture of an adrenal pheochromocytoma is extremely rare and can be lethal because of dramatic changes in the circulation. We describe a 35-year-old Iranian female with previously diagnosed von Recklinghausen ′ s disease who suffered spontaneous rupture of an adrenal pheochromocytoma, misdiagnosed as renal colic followed by an extensive retroperitoneal hematoma, irreversible hemodynamic shock, and death.