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Adrenal Masses: The Diagnosis and Management of Phaeochromocytoma

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K Kanesalingam, D van Dellen, T Augustine, JRE Davis
Foundation Years Journal, volume 6, issue 7, p.61 (123Doc Education, London, July 2012)


We discuss a case of a patient with bilateral phaeochromocytomas. This case highlights general aspects of the diagnosis, management and treatment of a phaeochromocytoma, a relatively rare adrenal lesion.

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K Kanesalingam

Department of Transplant and Endocrine surgery

D van Dellen

Department of Transplant and Endocrine surgery

T Augustine

Department of Transplant and Endocrine surgery

JRE Davis

Department of Endocrinology
Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust,
Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, and Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences,
University of Manchester, UK.


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