Acute coronary syndrome: a rare case of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes with pheochromocytoma and medullary thyroid carcinoma

Alessadro Maloberti, Paolo Meani, Roberto Pirola, Marisa Varrenti, Marco Boniardi, Anna Maria De Biase, Paola Vallerio, Edgardo Bonacina, Giuseppe Mancia, Paola Loli, Cristina Giannattasio

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Abstract

Pheochromocytoma is a tumor arising from neuroectodermal chromaffin tissues in the adrenal gland or extra-adrenal paraganglia (paragangliomas). The prevalence of the tumor is 0.1%-0.6% in the hypertensive population, of which 10%-20% are malignant. Pheochromocytoma produces, stores, and secretes catecholamines, as well as leads to hypertensive crisis, arrhythmia, angina, and acute myocardial infarction without coronary artery diseases. We report a case of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with a final diagnosis of multiple endocrine neoplasia with pheochromocytoma and medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-258
Number of pages4
JournalCancer Biology and Medicine
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2015

Keywords

  • Echocardiography
  • Medullary thyroid carcinoma
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Secondary hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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