A 40 year old male had a 3 1/2 year history of hyperglycemia and hypertension culminating in an acute myocardial infarction. The correct diagnosis of pheochromocytoma was based on elevated levels of catecholamine metabolites in the urine. Angiography demonstrated an extra adrenal, para aortic, subhepatic pheochromocytoma. Surgical removal of the tumor resulted in the return of blood pressure and serum glucose levels tonormal. The case is reported because of its unusual clinical presentation and its rare location. Angiography was crucial in the accurate preoperative location of the tumor.
|State||Published - 1976|