An Undiagnosed Paraganglioma in a 58-Year-Old Female Who Underwent Tumor Resection.
Repository Usage Stats
Paragangliomas and pheochromocytomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors that can have high morbidity and mortality if undiagnosed. Here we report a case of an undiagnosed paraganglioma in a 58-year-old female who underwent tumor resection. The patient became severely hypertensive intraoperatively with paroxysmal swings in blood pressure and then later became acutely hypotensive after tumor removal. She was managed in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) postoperatively and discharged from the hospital without acute complications. We briefly discuss the epidemiology, clinical presentation, perioperative management, and possible complications of these tumors to assist healthcare providers if one were to encounter them.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1155/2017/5796409
Publication InfoColin, BJ; Fox, William C; Moon, Richard Edward; Moretti, Eugene W; & Read, M (2017). An Undiagnosed Paraganglioma in a 58-Year-Old Female Who Underwent Tumor Resection. Case Rep Anesthesiol, 2017. pp. 5796409. 10.1155/2017/5796409. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/16054.
This is constructed from limited available data and may be imprecise. To cite this article, please review & use the official citation provided by the journal.
More InfoShow full item record
Professor of Anesthesiology
Research interests include the study of cardiorespiratory function in humans exposed to environmental conditions ranging from 200 feet of seawater depth to high altitude, gas exchange during diving, the pathophysiology of high altitude pulmonary edema, the effect of anesthesia and postoperative analgesia on pulmonary function and monitoring of tissue oxygenation. Ongoing human studies include the use of fractals to study breathing patterns during environmental and perioperative stress, mechanism