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Indian Journal of Mednodent and Allied Sciences
Year : 2014, Volume : 2, Issue : 1
First page : ( 97) Last page : ( 100)
Print ISSN : 2347-6192. Online ISSN : 2347-6206.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.2347-6206.2.1.020

Pheochromocytoma of the Urinary Bladder—A Rare Case

Sml Prakash Babu*Assistant Professor, Amey Pathade, Post Graduate, Sandeep P, Post Graduate, Nagaraj HK, Professor

Dept. of Urology MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore-560054, Karnataka

*Correspondence Author Email: drnehaprakash@gmail.com

Online published on 15 May, 2014.


Pheochromocytomas of urinary bladder are rare tumours. They present with non-specific clinical signs and symptoms. We present a case of bladder pheochromocytoma who presented with recurrent attacks of headache and hypertension during micturition in otherwise normotensive female. On evaluation she was found to have paroxysmal hypertension and raised urinary metanephrines with well-defined mass at the base of the bladder. The patient was treated surgically by partial cystectomy and lesion was confirmed postoperatively.



Metanephrines, Paroxysmal hypertension, Partial cystectomy, Pheochromocytoma, Urinary bladder.


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