Pheochromocytoma complicating pregnancy is a rare but often lethal condition. A review of the literature did not reveal any definite diagnostic complex. In any unexplained hypertension in pregnancy, the possibility of a pheochromocytoma should be excluded by appropriate laboratory testing. To illustrate the diagnostic difficulties, a case report of pheochromocytoma during pregnancy is presented.
© 1972 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists