Monday, 26 January 2015


Some important single liners about pheochromocytoma:(Ref:Harrison 18th ed)

i)Most sensitive biochemical test for pheochromocytoma- Plasma metanephrine
ii)Most specific biochemical test for pheochromocytoma- Urinary metanephrine
iii)Investigation of choice for adrenal pheochromocytoma-MRI
iv)Investigation of choice for extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma-DOPA PET>MIBG scan
v)Major catecholamine secreted by adrenal pheochromocytoma-Nor-epinephrine
vi)Major catecholamine secreted by extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma- Nor-epinephrine
vii)Major catecholamine secreted by malignant pheochromocytoma- Dopamine
viii)The major catecholamine secreted by a NORMAL adrenal gland- Epinephrine

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