Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 6

Pheochromocytoma Multisystem Crises Treated with Emergency Surgery: A Case Report

Elisabete Coelho*, Laura Costa, Fátima Assunção and Luís Lencastre

Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos Polivalente, Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal

*Corresponding Author: Elisabete Coelho, Unidade de Cuidados Intensivos Polivalente, Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal.

Received: March 25, 2021; Published: May 19, 2021

Abstract

  The authors describe a case of a 50-year-old woman admitted in the emergency room with a shock with multiorgan disfunction. An adrenal mass was identified in the initial approach. She was admitted in the intensive care unit and had a progressive worsening to multiorgan failure. The diagnosis of a pheochromocytoma multisystem crisis was done and she was treated successfully with emergency surgery. After surgery, however, an irreversible ischemia of her right hand and both limbs persisted leading to several amputations. After plastic surgery intervention, adaptation to prosthetics and functional rehabilitation, the patient was able to return to her life.

Keywords: Pheochromocytoma; Sympathomimetic Effects; Multiple Organ Failure

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Citation

Citation: Elisabete Coelho., et al. Pheochromocytoma Multisystem Crises Treated with Emergency Surgery: A Case Report”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.6 (2021): 88-91.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Elisabete Coelho., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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