Hitoshi Takeshima, Hiroshi Tomomasa, Shinichi Yoshii, Tohru Shimazui, Fukuji Kondoh, Hiromichi Ishikawa, Kenkichi Koiso
1987 The Japanese Journal of Urology  
Clinical analyses were made on diagnosis and preoperative management of 7 patients with pheochromocytoma (male 2, female 5) in the last 6 years. Chief complaints were palpitation in 3 patients, hypertension, edema in the extremities and headache each in 1 patient. One patient was found to have pheochromocytoma during close examination of another disease. ECG showed abnormal findings in 6 of the 7 patients. Ophthalmoscopic examination showed abnormal findings in all patients. Diabetes mellitus
more » ... s found in 2 patients. Endocrinological studies revealed abnormal levels of noradrenaline and VMA in urine in all patients. Computed tomography, ultrasonography and 1311-MIBG (meta-iodobenzyl guanidine) scintigraphy were reliable procedures for the accurate determination of localization of pheochromocytomas. Reductions of both circulating blood volume and circulating plasma volume were found in 3 patients. Four of the 7 patients were hypertensive before treatments. It was established that quinazoline derivatives, which replaced pheoxybenzamine as alpha-adrenergic recepter blocking agent, were quite useful. Preoperative evaluation of haemodynamics with Swan-Ganz catheter monitoring revealed no serious abnormal findings in 5 patients. This procedure also seemed to be indispensable for intra-and postoperative management of patients with pheochromocytoma.
doi:10.5980/jpnjurol1928.78.1_117 fatcat:loxsuoocnffm5errel4bsl6lnm