Pheochromocytoma of the urinary bladder: a rare cause of severe hypertension.

Abhinandan M. Hanji, Vinayak S. Rohan, Jayesh J. Patel, Rajena A. Tankshali

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Abstract

Paraganglioma of the urinary bladder is a rare entity, and accounts for less than 0.5% of all bladder tumors. In the genitourinary tract, the urinary bladder is the most common site for paragangliomas. These tumors commonly present with hematuria and intermittent hyper-tension during micturition along with generalized symptoms due to raised catecholamines. Surgical removal is the treatment of choice, with most of the patients requiring at least a partial cystectomy. We herewith report a 38-year-old lady who presented with a two month history of pain abdomen, burning micturition, headache and uncontrolled hypertension. Detailed investigations revealed a pheochromocytoma of the urinary bladder, which was treated with partial cystectomy, following which her blood pressure stabilized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-816
Number of pages4
JournalSaudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2012
Externally publishedYes

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