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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 813-816
Pheochromocytoma of the urinary bladder: A rare cause of severe hypertension

1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Ahmedabad, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

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Vinayak S Rohan
Department of Surgical Oncology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.98167

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Paraganglioma of the urinary bladder is a rare entity, and accounts for less than 0.5% of all bladder tumors. In the genitourinary tract, the urinary bladder is the most common site for paragangliomas. These tumors commonly present with hematuria and intermittent hyper­tension during micturition along with generalized symptoms due to raised catecholamines. Surgical removal is the treatment of choice, with most of the patients requiring at least a partial cystectomy. We herewith report a 38-year-old lady who presented with a two month history of pain abdomen, burning micturition, headache and uncontrolled hypertension. Detailed investi­gations revealed a pheochromocytoma of the urinary bladder, which was treated with partial cystectomy, following which her blood pressure stabilized.

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