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Pheochromocytoma is a tumor usually found in the adrenal glands
(located on the kidneys). The tumor usually is not cancerous, but it can be
fatal if left untreated.
Pheochromocytoma is rare and occurs most often in young adults. It
causes attacks of high blood pressure, headaches, excessive sweating, nausea
and vomiting, anxiety, and loss of consciousness.
Treatment for pheochromocytoma involves surgery to remove the
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
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