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Phaeochromocytoma in pregnancy


Harshika Chathurangi Hannadige ,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Registrar in Anaesthetics
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Marie Fernando

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Consultant Anaesthetist
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Phaeochromocytoma is a tumour of neuro-endocrine origin in the adrenal medulla. It is a rare cause of hypertension in pregnancy. Its prevalence in hypertensive patients is 0.2% and 0.002% in pregnancies.1


We report an anaesthetic experience of a combined caesarean section and surgical excision of a phaeochromocytoma in a patient who was 36+ weeks pregnant.

How to Cite: Hannadige, H.C. and Fernando, M., 2020. Phaeochromocytoma in pregnancy. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology, 28(2), pp.162–164. DOI:
Published on 30 Jun 2020.
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