Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2021, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (7): 1066-1070.

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Progress in diagnosis and treatment of cystic pheochromocytoma

YANG Ting-kai, WEN Jin*, JI Zhi-gang*, DONG De-xin, YE Zi-xing   

  1. Department of Urology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, CAMS & PUMC, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2020-09-29 Revised:2021-04-27 Online:2021-07-05 Published:2021-06-17
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Abstract: Cystic pheochromocytoma is an uncommon neuroendocrine tumor, which mostly has no obvious clinical symptoms, and difficult to make correct diagnosis before surgical operation. When a cystic mass in the adrenal gland is found by imaging examination, the possibility of cystic pheochromocytoma should be screened. At present, the most curative treatment is surgical resection. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is the first choice. Adequate preoperative preparation and strict postoperative monitoring are important pre-requisites for ensuring the safety of patients during the peri-operative period.

Key words: cystic pheochromocytoma, diagnosis, surgical operation

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