International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Pathology | India | Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016

Giant Pheochromocytoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Dr. Sujata S. Giriyan [5] | Dr. Priyanka Tiwari [2]

Abstract: Giant Pheochromocytoma are rare tumor and complete surgical resection is the only curative treatment. There are no definitive histological or cytological criteria of malignancy, as it is impossible to determine this condition in the absence of advanced local regional disease or metastases. This is a case report of 46 year old patient with giant retreperitoneal mass. The patient was a known case of hypertension. The USG-guided FNAC reported the case as- Malignant Neuroendocrine tumor-possibly pheochromocytoma/ paraganglioma. CECT reported the mass as retroperitoneal neoplasm. The VMA levels in urine were raised 3 folds. Surgery was performed and histopathological report suggested features of-Pheochromocytoma. Immunohistochemistry was performed for chromoganin A and NSE both were reported positive.

Keywords: Pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma, retroperitoneal tumor, adrenal medulla

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016,

Pages: 196 - 199

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