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Palliative Interventional Embolization for Finding of Ectopic Noradrenaline-Secreting Pheochromocytoma in the Nasal Cavity

Chen, Binghong MD*; Wu, Hui MD*; Cheng, Lilin MD*; Hu, Yaomin MD, PhD; Liao, Yu MD; Qiu, Yongming MD, PhD*; Dai, Jiong MD, PhD*

doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000005581
Clinical Studies
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A 52-year-old male who had chronic hypertension for several years presented with abrupt epistaxis. The CT scan revealed a 40 mm × 40 mm mass in the nasal cavity intended to the maxillary sinus and the base of skull. Nasal endoscope biopsy and serum/urinary catecholamine detection conformed an ectopic noradrenaline-secreting pheochromocytoma. The present research was to discuss the clinical characteristics of the rare pheochromocytoma and the palliative interventional embolization for it.

*Department of Neurosurgery

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Jiong Dai, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No. 1630 Dongfang Road, Pudong district, Shanghai, China; E-mail: daijiong@126.com; Yongming Qiu, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No. 1630 Dongfang Road, Pudong district, Shanghai, China; E-mail: qiuzhoub@126.com

Received 12 February, 2019

Accepted 20 March, 2019

This research was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant nos. 81671203 and 81874215) and the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (CN) (grant nos. 16140902900).

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

© 2019 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.