Phaeochromocytoma: delayed diagnosis with severe consequences

Buchholz, Stefan, Lutchmann, Dave, and Keightley, Chloe (2010) Phaeochromocytoma: delayed diagnosis with severe consequences. European Heart Journal, 31 (11). p. 1336.

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Abstract

[Extract] A 69-year-old previously healthy woman presented in extremis with multiorgan failure after 7 days of diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort, fatigue, and increasing pain and discoloration of her distal limbs. Initial assessment demonstrated a drowsy, obese woman with marked distal acrocyanosis and early gangrene (Panels A–C). Doppler ultrasound of her limbs showed absent flow signal in the distal left ulnar artery and in both the left distal posterior and anterior tibial arteries but normal flow elsewhere.

Item ID: 34776
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1522-9645
Keywords: adrenal gland neoplasms, aged, amputation, delayed diagnosis, extremities, female, humans, ischemia, pheochromocytoma
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 06:21
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110306 Endocrinology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920106 Endocrine Organs and Diseases (excl. Diabetes) @ 100%
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