Jan 2018 Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA: A GENETIC AND DIAGNOSTIC UPDATE.

Auteurs

Mercado-Asis LB, Wolf KI, Jochmanova I, Taïeb D

Résumé

Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) are neuroendocrine tumors derived from adrenal or extra-adrenal locations, respectively. Upon suspicion of PPGL, specific metabolomic, molecular, biochemical, imaging, and histopathologic studies are performed to prove, localize, treat, and monitor disease progression. Improved diagnostic tools allow physicians to accurately diagnose PPGL, even in patients presenting with small (<1 cm) or biochemically silent tumors, which previously delayed proper detection and treatment.

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