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Descriptor in English: Pheochromocytoma
Descriptor in Spanish: Feocromocitoma
Descriptor in Portuguese: Feocromocitoma
Descriptor in French: Phéochromocytome
Entry term(s): Extra-Adrenal Pheochromocytoma
Extra-Adrenal Pheochromocytomas
Pheochromocytoma, Extra Adrenal
Pheochromocytoma, Extra-Adrenal
Pheochromocytomas
Pheochromocytomas, Extra-Adrenal
Tree number(s): C04.557.465.625.650.700.725
C04.557.580.625.650.700.725
Scope note: A usually benign, well-encapsulated, lobular, vascular tumor of chromaffin tissue of the ADRENAL MEDULLA or sympathetic paraganglia. The cardinal symptom, reflecting the increased secretion of EPINEPHRINE and NOREPINEPHRINE, is HYPERTENSION, which may be persistent or intermittent. During severe attacks, there may be HEADACHE; SWEATING, palpitation, apprehension, TREMOR; PALLOR or FLUSHING of the face, NAUSEA and VOMITING, pain in the CHEST and ABDOMEN, and paresthesias of the extremities. The incidence of malignancy is as low as 5% but the pathologic distinction between benign and malignant pheochromocytomas is not clear. (Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1298)
Annotation: benign or malignant; coord IM with usually ADRENAL GLAND NEOPLASMS (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
BS blood supply
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SC secondary
SU surgery
TH therapy
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
See also the descriptors: Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2a MeSH
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2b MeSH
DeCS UI: 10868
Descriptor UI: D010673
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Pheochromocytoma - Preferred
Concept UI M0016586
Scope note A usually benign, well-encapsulated, lobular, vascular tumor of chromaffin tissue of the ADRENAL MEDULLA or sympathetic paraganglia. The cardinal symptom, reflecting the increased secretion of EPINEPHRINE and NOREPINEPHRINE, is HYPERTENSION, which may be persistent or intermittent. During severe attacks, there may be HEADACHE; SWEATING, palpitation, apprehension, TREMOR; PALLOR or FLUSHING of the face, NAUSEA and VOMITING, pain in the CHEST and ABDOMEN, and paresthesias of the extremities. The incidence of malignancy is as low as 5% but the pathologic distinction between benign and malignant pheochromocytomas is not clear. (Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1298)
Preferred term Pheochromocytoma
Entry term(s) Pheochromocytomas
Pheochromocytoma, Extra-Adrenal - Narrower
Concept UI M0444542
Preferred term Pheochromocytoma, Extra-Adrenal
Entry term(s) Extra-Adrenal Pheochromocytoma
Extra-Adrenal Pheochromocytomas
Pheochromocytoma, Extra Adrenal
Pheochromocytomas, Extra-Adrenal



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