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highblood pressure--Tumor?

Posted by
vicky on October 10, 2002 at 09:54:26:

hi dr.walt
my sis was hosp. with high blood pressure 4 weeks ago, they ran some tests gave her meds and sent her home.Meds keep her pressure under control. But yesterday dr. said he needed to see her, he told her she has elevated epinephrine.2-3 times normal amt in urine?? then he also mentioned the word pheochromocytoma...which i looked up means tumor on adrnal gland....why is this dr waiting?? he say he call her back by friday........should she get different dr? what kind of spec. would she look for? this is to scary. because from what i read on internet she should have surg. Also she did have mri of abdomen but didnt show anything. any help u can give me would be appreciated....thank you vicky



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Posted by Walt Stoll on October 11, 2002 at 07:18:01:

In Reply to: highblood pressure--Tumor? posted by vicky on October 10, 2002 at 09:54:26:

Hi, Vicky.

Her doc is doing the right thing. Pheochromcytomas are pretty rare but they are a curable form of hypertension. So far as I recall they never are malignant so the approach of careful deliberation is the right one.

It takes only a tiny one to cause hypertension so it could even be hard to find at surgery. I would not be surprised that an MRI (basically a pretty gross instrument--although the best on we presently have for structural problems) could miss it.

Let us know how she does.

Walt

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