Author: Rob Stafford / Editor:Tajek B Hassan / Reviewer: Emma Everitt, Rob Stafford / Codes: A1, O7 / Published: 13/09/2021


Describing the key features relevant to the history of phaeochromocytoma

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the key features relevant to the history of phaeochromocytoma
  • Describe the pathophysiological mechanism by which phaeochromocytoma causes its clinical features
  • Understand that phaeochromocytoma can mimic common emergency department presentations
  • Outline the generic aspects of the management of phaeochromocytoma


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