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What's the best treatment to get rid of pheochromocytoma?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Surgery
A pheochromocytoma is a tumor that secretes excessive adrenal hormones, causing life-threatening spikes in blood pressure.
Symptoms include sweating, palpitations, headaches, nausea and rapid increases in blood pressure. The definitive treatment is to remove the tumor, typically along with the adrenal gland in which it is growing.

In brief: Surgery
A pheochromocytoma is a tumor that secretes excessive adrenal hormones, causing life-threatening spikes in blood pressure.
Symptoms include sweating, palpitations, headaches, nausea and rapid increases in blood pressure. The definitive treatment is to remove the tumor, typically along with the adrenal gland in which it is growing.
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
In brief: Surgery
Medical treatment is done with alpha- and beta-blockers, BP meds that block the effects of the secreted substances.
Take these religiously! surgery is not emergent and should only be done after BP controlled. Currently extreme shortage on phentolamine, only IV agent truly effective during surgery. If not properly treated before surgery, can result in stroke and death from BP spike.

In brief: Surgery
Medical treatment is done with alpha- and beta-blockers, BP meds that block the effects of the secreted substances.
Take these religiously! surgery is not emergent and should only be done after BP controlled. Currently extreme shortage on phentolamine, only IV agent truly effective during surgery. If not properly treated before surgery, can result in stroke and death from BP spike.
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