Medicine » Oncology

Pheochromocytoma - A New View of the Old Problem

Edited by Jose Fernando Martin, ISBN 978-953-307-822-9, 174 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published December 16, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1278
Edited Volume

The book is divided into six sections. The first three sections focus on the pathophysiology of the disease, showing anatomo- and histopathological aspects, experimental models and signaling pathways and programmed cell death related to pheochromocytoma. The fourth discusses some specific aspects of clinical presentation, with emphasis on clinical manifestations of headache and heart. The fifth section focuses on clinical diagnosis, laboratory and imaging, including differential diagnosis. Finally, the last section discusses the treatment of pheochromocytoma showing clinical cases, a case about undiagnosed pheochromocytoma complicated with multiple organ failure and other cases about catecholamine-secreting hereditary tumors. Thus, this book shows the disease "pheochromocytoma" in a different perspective from the traditional approach. Enjoy your reading.