Hereditary pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma

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Synonyms: Familial pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma

A rare hereditary pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma tumor arising from neuroendocrine chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla (pheochromocytoma) or from any paraganglia from the skull base to the pelvic floor (paraganglioma). Clinical manifestations are often linked to excess catecholamines production causing sustained or paroxysmal elevations in blood pressure headache episodic profuse sweating palpitations pallor and apprehension or anxiety. Hereditary pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma tumors tend to present at younger ages to be multi-focal bilateral and recurrent or to have multiple synchronous neoplasms.

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The National Adrenal Diseases Foundation

The National Adrenal Diseases Foundation informs, educates, and supports those with adrenal disease and their families to improve their quality of life. Our goals are: To stop death from undiagnosed Addison’s disease. To improve life quality of those who suffer from adrenal disease. To promote the study of adrenal disease to improve treatment and find cures.

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