Pheochromocytoma Presenting as Testicular Pain: An Unusual Case Report
Medical Center of Trinity
pheochromocytoma, internal medicine, endocrinology
Endocrine System Diseases | Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism | Internal Medicine | Neoplasms
Pheochromocytoma (PCC) is a rare catecholamine-secreting tumor that arises from chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla which are derived from the neural crest. This report illustrates a 51-year-old Caucasian male with a history of hypertension diagnosed two years ago who presented to the hospital due to acute onset of right testicular pain of 3-day duration. Laboratory results and imaging revealed a presumptive diagnosis of PCC. The patient had undergone robot-assisted laparoscopic right adrenalectomy 14 days after being diagnosed with PCC due to perioperative management with phenoxybenzamine. The final pathology report revealed a PCC. At follow-up two weeks after discharge, the patient reported complete resolution of his testicular pain.
Publisher or Conference
Case Reports in Endocrinology
Patel JK, Reddy V, Stepman G, Angelo D, Frunzi J. Pheochromocytoma Presenting as Testicular Pain: An Unusual Case Report. Case Rep Endocrinol. 2021;2021():6699409. doi:10.1155/2021/6699409