DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20213489

Pheochromocytoma during pregnancy - a rare diagnose with a complex multidisciplinary approach

Rita Silva, Catarina R. Carvalho, Madalena Andrade Tavares, Celia Pedroso, Paula Tapadinhas

Abstract


Hypertension is a common problem in pregnancy that can result in significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. The common causes include pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension and essential hypertension. Although pheochromocytoma is a rare of hypertension in pregnancy, it can lead to potentially life-threatening cardiovascular complications for the mother and increased fetal mortality if left undiagnosed and untreated. Early diagnosis and timely, appropriate management reduce possible maternal and fetal complications. We report a case of a 32-week pregnant woman diagnosed with hypertension secondary to pheochromocytoma. An elective caesarian section was performed at 37 weeks of gestational age and underwent a laparoscopic left adrenalectomy with success. A multidisciplinary approach is of utmost importance and essential during the management of this life-threatening condition during pregnancy.


Keywords


Pheochromocytoma, Hypertension, Pregnancy

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