Paediatric Phaeochromocytoma-A case report and literature review.

Paediatric Phaeochromocytoma-A case report and literature review.

Author by Dr. Clement Onuoha

Journal/Publisher: Ghana Medical Journal

Volume/Edition: 37

Language: English

Pages: 170 - 172

Abstract

Pheochromocytoma continues to be a rare tumour in children. It can be missed if a high index of suspicion is not retained in unusually presenting cases. Early diagnosis, accurate localisation of the tumour. careful pre- and intra-operative management are all key to a successful outcome. A l2-year-old boy reported to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra with unusual symptoms. A definitive diagnosis was delayed. His course and outcome 'Ire described with an emphasis on the maintenance of a high degree of suspicion of the diagnosis of phaechromocytoma in children of all ages.


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